Degenerative Valve Disease: Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation
Dachshunds, cavalier King Charles spaniels, chihuahuas, miniature and toy poodles, whippets, and most terriers are predisposed to DVD.
DVD is the most common heart disease in dogs. Prognosis is unpredictable as most early stages never progress, although advanced stages yield poor outcomes.
Feline Arterial Thromboembolism
While the prognosis for cats with ATE is considered guarded to poor, among those that survive the first 48 to 72 hours, many will eventually regain some or even all motor function.
Arterial thromboembolism is an acute or peracute condition that results from embolization of a thrombus within a peripheral artery. Take a closer look at the signs, diagnosis, and management of this often fatal disease.
Cornell Veterinarians and Physicians Partner for Rare Canine Open-Heart Surgery
Veterinarians and physicians worked together to race the clock and remove a tumor blocking the labrador retriever's right ventricle.
Cornell veterinarians perform rare open-heart surgery on a labrador retriever in collaboration with human physicians.
Telmisartan for Treating Systemic Hypertension
A review of the mechanism of action of the angiotensin II receptor blocker telmisartan; plus, its use in veterinary medicine to date.
Researchers Pioneer Use of New Technique to Treat Life-Threatening Heart Arrhythmias in Dogs
Researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia. The technique uses radio frequencies, and is modified from a human cardiology procedure.
Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs
With a logical treatment approach, congestive heart failure in dogs can be controlled for many months with a good quality of life in most patients.
Congestive heart failure in dogs is a syndrome that can be addressed through acute of chronic treatment. Learn more about the treatment and survival rate for dogs with congestive heart failure.
Finding the Balance in Your Patients with Cardiovascular and Renal Disease
Cardiovascular and renal disease are commonly diagnosed in cats and dogs; incidence increases with patient age. Each condition is irreversible and progressive. These conditions are particularly challenging when they occur simultaneously; what is good for one system may be counterproductive for the other. In this article, we describe the physiologic interactions between these 2 systems, disease classifications, techniques for detecting one condition in the presence of the other, and strategies for managing patients with these co-existing conditions.
Advances in Feline Cardiac Diagnostics
The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be challenging and may require a combination of history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electrocardiography, diagnostic imaging, and systemic workup.
The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be challenging and may require a combination of history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electrocardiography, diagnostic imaging, and systemic workup. This article presents 2 clinical cases, 1 with and 1 without clinical signs of heart disease, to highlight the use of tailored diagnostics to diagnose cardiac disease in cats.
Beyond Furosemide: The Role of Diuretics in Congestive Heart Failure Part 2 – Spironolactone
Marisa K. Ames, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology), Colorado State University Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) North Carolina State University Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to the Institute attendees. Practical Techniques from …