Dog from Thailand Comes to Teaching Hospital for Heart Repair

Jul 17, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 18) – After traveling thousands of miles to Urbana and undergoing surgery to correct a congenital defect in her heart, a 3-year-old Chihuahua from Thailand has a new chance to live a normal lifetime, her veterinarians at the University of Illinois said. The surgery was done at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Nana was doing well afterward, said Dr. Jordan Vitt, a UI veterinary cardiologist.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-18/finest-breed-ui-vet-fixes-thai-dogs-heart.html

Also in:

* WCIA-TV News (July 17)

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/dog-travels-8000-miles-for-heart-surgery/767742855

* WAND-TV News (July 17)

http://www.wandtv.com/story/35904752/dog-comes-from-thailand-for-surgery

* Fox Illinois News (July 17)

http://foxillinois.com/news/local/dog-travels-from-thailand-for-heart-surgery

* Cardiovascular Business (July 21)
http://www.cardiovascularbusiness.com/topics/structural-heart/dog-beats-odds%E2%80%94and-congenital-heart-defect%E2%80%94thanks-illinois-vets

* US News & World Report (July 23)
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-07-23/university-of-illinois-veterinarian-fixes-thai-dogs-heart

* Bradenton (Fla.) Herald (July 23)
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/health-care/article163170813.html

* Dispatch-Argus (Rock Island, Ill.; July 24)
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/university-of-illinois-veterinarian-fixes-thai-dog-s-heart/article_7080e0be-707a-11e7-8b8a-3bdd31235b47.html

* WJBD Radio (Salem, Ill.: July 24)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2017/07/24/university-of-illinois-veterinarian-fixes-thai-dogs-heart

* Daily Illini (Oct. 5)
https://dailyillini.com/features/2017/10/05/two-sizes-big-dog-travels-thailand-heart-surgery/