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Evaluation of a ventricular septal defect in an orangutan pongo pygmaeus abeli a case report


Journal of Medical Primatology 15(4): 303-308
Evaluation of a ventricular septal defect in an orangutan pongo pygmaeus abeli a case report
A 15-year-old male Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pymaeus abeli) with a history of an interventricular septal defect was evaluated with cardiac catherization and two-dimensional echocardiography. Results demonstrated that by Homo sapiens standards the right heart pressures were normal. The oxygen saturations were consistent with a small ventricular septal defect. Echocardiography demonstrated a slight enlargement of the right ventricle.


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