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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Differentiating between congestive heart failure and respiratory disease as the cause of acute dyspnea in dogs and cats is one of the most difficult case scenarios facing veterinary clinicians.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Blood pressure is determined by total peripheral resistance (vascular tone) and cardiac output.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a record of the average electrical potential generated in the heart muscle at the body's surface.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2008
Cardiomyopathy in dogs encompasses a wide spectrum of diseases, ranging from systolic and diastolic dysfunction to various arrhythmias.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2008
The utility of Holter recording lies in the ability to continuously examine the heart rate and rhythm over 24 to 48 hours.
Nov 14, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Baton Rouge - 11/14/07 - The first-time procedure for professors in the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU) has saved the life of a colleague's German Shepherd that had been suffering from congestive heart failure.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2007
Editors' note: This article is an updated excerpt from "Pimobendan: Understanding its cardiac effects in dogs with myocardial disease," which appeared in Veterinary Medicine's October 2006 issue.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2007
Do you recommend year-round preventives to help control parasitic disease and increase client compliance?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2007
Infections occur infrequently, but can be months after the implantation, from hematogenous spread.
Mar 01, 2007
Heartworm disease manifests quite differently in cats than in dogs and has an altered infective cycle.
Mar 01, 2007
The risk of a dog's being infected with heartworm disease each year is 250,000 out of 50,000,000; this translates to one in 200 dogs becoming infected each year.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2007
Most veterinary hospitals recommend geriatric pets receive once (or twice) yearly evaluations including an examination and blood testing. According to Dr. Bonnie Lefbom of Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates in Vienna, Va. that evaluation should also include a blood pressure measurement.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2006
Pericardial effusion presents clinicians with a challenge when diagnosing the underlying cause, since the prognosis can be favorable in certain cases. Partial pericardectomy can be performed via thoracoscopy; and in select cases, this minimally invasive procedure can provide long-term relief of clinical signs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
Pimobendan, a benzimidazole-pyridazinone drug, is classified as an inodilator because of its nonsympathomimetic, nonglycoside positive inotropic (through myocardial calcium sensitization) and vasodilator properties.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 12, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
GAINESVILLE, FLA. - 9/12/2006 - A University of Florida study aimed at discovering better ways to place pacemakers in dogs with complete heart block has received a $100,000 boost through a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation.