OMIA 001041-9940 : Ventricular septal defect in Ovis aries

In other species: cattle , chicken , dog , pig , horse , domestic cat , rabbit , alpaca , turkey

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 614429 (trait) , 614431 (trait) , 614432 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A congenital heart defect characterised by persistent patency (open-ness) of the ventricular septum, permitting flow of blood directly between ventricles, bypassing the pulmonary circulation and resulting in various degrees of cyanosis (blue discolouration of the skin) due to oxygen deficiency. Clinical signs include systolic murmur and a palpable thrill on both sides of the chest, dyspnoea and poor tolerance of exercise.


1989 Boucek, M.M., Chang, R., Synhorst, D.P. :
Renin-Angiotensin-II Response to the Hemodynamic Pathology of Ovines with Ventricular Septal Defect Circulation Research 64:524-531, 1989. Pubmed reference: 2645059.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005