Specialty Veterinary Technician Session: Congenital heart diseases are diagnosed in puppies that are born with heart defects due to abnormal development of tubes or tissues during the embryologic stage. We will discuss the most common congenital diseases in dogs including pathophysiology, clinical signs, physical exam findings, diagnostic tests, medical and interventional treatment options, and prognosis.
The pathophysiology of the three common congenital diseases
Physical exam findings, history ,and symptoms of each disease
Review diagnostic tests
Medical and interventional treatment options, post care, and prognosis of the three diseases