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Aortic Stenosis in Dogs

Aortic Stenosis Treatment Cost: $3,100 to $6,050 for surgery + follow-up care

What is Aortic Stenosis in Dogs?

Also known as subvalvular aortic stenosis, this disease is characterized by an obstruction in the outflow of blood in the heart’s left ventricle.

This congenital disease is most common in:

Canine Aortic Stenosis is fairly common in:

Pet insurance coverage for Aortic Stenosis

Accident and illness only plans will not cover surgery or treatment for Aortic Stenosis because it’s considered a congenital (present at birth) health defect.

Comprehensive pet insurance plans will cover up to 90% of the treatment costs for Aortic Stenosis and other genetically inherited cardiac diseases.

Check out these 5 pet insurance tips to learn what to look for and what to avoid before enrolling your dog in a pet insurance plan.

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Treatment for Aortic Stenosis in Dogs

Less Severe Aortic Stenosis Treatment:

Beta-blockers and other medications may be capable of managing the conditions

Severe Aortic Stenosis Treatment:

Severe Aortic Stenosis may require cardiac catheterization and surgery.

Advancements in veterinary medicine have allowed some vet hospitals to offer the balloon heart valve surgery or valvuloplasty featured in the video below.

Vets Perform Advanced Balloon Valvuloplasty on 6 Mo. Old Puppy

Six-month-old German Shepherd Weasley undergoes surgery to repair a life-threatening heart defect

  1. Reply
    Warrick Philip Shannon 10/27/2016 at 7:22 am

    Is this disease something that only occurs in those breeds listed above? Is it a result of over breeding? I have two – what we call, “pavement specials” and special that they are. Glad i’ve stumbled across the info on this website!

  2. Reply
    Sam Tuts 11/26/2016 at 3:48 pm

    I have a German Shepard and I am aware of Aortic Stenosis as my friend got his laana treated last month. I am really concerned about My breed as I don’t want him to be exposed to any disease and this information alerts me of the consequences I may face if my breed is not taken care well. Thanks!

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