Nana's Broken Heart, Mended by Dr. Maxie

Nana belongs to one of our fantastic rotating Interns. When she was found to be lethargic with shortness of breath, she was evaluated by the Cardiology team at VSH.

Dr. Maxie performed an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart), which revealed abnormal aortic valve leaflets, abnormal blood flow velocity and turbulence. Based on the sudden onset of symptoms and the ultrasound findings, endocarditis was diagnosed. Endocarditis is inflammation of the inside of the heart.

Given the usually poor prognosis for endocarditis when caused by infection, aggressive treatment was recommended and a long course of broad spectrum antibiotics was commenced. Since then, Nana has made dramatic improvement. A recheck scan this week showed normal heart structure! Nana can now enjoy normal life, lots of treats, and her usual crazy circling exercise!


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Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong
1/F Lucky Centre,
165-171 Wan Chai Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong.


EMERGENCY TEL: +852 2408 2588

Getting There

Below are some of the bus routes that have stops close by to VSH:

  • New World Bus:  15, 23, 66, 101
  • City Bus:  1, 5X, 6, 10, 75, 101, 111, 115, 182, 789

MTR : VSH is just 5 minutes walk from WAN CHAI MTR EXIT A3. When you walk out of exit A3, cross the pedestrian crossing then turn left. Walk along Johnston Road until you reach Wan Chai Road. Continue along Wan Chai Road until you reach Lucky Centre. We are right next to it.