Patient: 10 year old, Male, Terrier Mix
Symptoms: Coughing, Fainting, Lethargy
After physical examination it was determined a cardiac ultrasound was indicated.
This ultrasound showed an enlarged heart resulting from a diseased Mitral Valve.
This 5 minute procedure did not require anesthesia or sedation.
Patient was prescribed cardiac medications.
Followup: Patient’s stamina and activity level significantly improved. Cough decreased. Patient’s quality of life was restored.