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.
UGA, Navicent Health Partner on Pacemakers for Dogs
The Pacemaker Donation Program provides heart patients at MCNH the option of donating their used pacemakers to canine heart patients at UGA.
Study: Grain-Free Diet for Dogs Leads to Canine Heart Disease
Alternative diets have long been a suspected cause of DCM. This study looks at other potential causes and how to communicate this information to clients.
Researchers found a link between some popular grain-free, legume-rich dog diets and a type of nutritional deficiency and canine heart disease known as taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy.
UF College of Veterinary Medicine to Launch Open Heart Program
UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine will launch an open heart surgery program for dogs, the only fully functional program of its kind in the U.S. and the only one to offer the complex procedure known as mitral valve repair.
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.
Today’s Veterinary News
New Cardiology Suite Grants Exciting Opportunities to Eager Veterinarians At Colorado State University, Drs. Brian Scansen and Chris Orton from the veterinary cardiology and cardiac surgery team are taking full advantage of a brand new, cutting-edge operating suite. The suite, housed at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, spans 1400 square feet and features …