Patent ductus arteriosus (also called PDA) is a birth defect in the heart. It is caused by incomplete changes in the heart’s circulation when a dog or cat is born. This results in serious, life-threatening changes in heart function and size. This study will aim to collect data on procedural technique of the corrective surgery.
Discounted charges for the procedure are the incentive. A free initial screening echocardiogram is included with the first visit. The client is responsible for all other charges including the initial standard exam fee. The procedure is normally $7,000 but will be discounted and capped at $4,000.
Kristine Brown, DVM, Resident in Cardiology
Holly M. Sawyer, DVM, Resident in Cardiology
RBVH Cardiology Department (Tinton Falls)