Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) in Yucatan Miniature Swine


M. Michael Swindle, DVM, Professor and Chairman, Department of Comparative Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


By selective breeding techniques a heritable ventricular septal defect (VSD) has been produced in Yucatan miniature swine which can be utilized as an animal model of the condition in humans. The model shares many important similarities to human VSD.

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