heart defect http://wmub.org en Vets cure puppy's heart with Tri-State's first-ever procedure http://wmub.org/post/vets-cure-puppys-heart-tri-states-first-ever-procedure <p>A Labrador Retriever puppy named Maggie is recovering at home after undergoing the first minimally invasive heart procedure of its kind ever preformed in the Tri-State.</p><p>The four-month-old was born with a Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), a congenital heart defect.</p><p>Typically the defect is fixed through open-chest surgery but Drs. Megan McLane and Maggie Schuckman of the<a href="http://www.carecentervets.com/" target="_blank"> Care Center</a> in Blue Ash used a minimally invasive intravascular technique that drastically reduces the animal's recovery.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:19:08 +0000 Tana Weingartner 12946 at http://wmub.org Vets cure puppy's heart with Tri-State's first-ever procedure