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Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30217498/successful-transcatheter-retrieval-of-embolized-amplatz-canine-duct-occluders-in-two-dogs
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M Lavennes, V Chetboul, P Passavin, V Gouni, C Damoiseaux, C Poissonnier, L E Carazo Arias, M P Alvarado, A Morlet, O Chevènement, L Behr, N Borenstein
Transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) using an Amplatz® Canine Duct Occluder (ACDO) is routinely performed in dogs. Pulmonary embolization of the device is a rarely reported complication of this procedure. We report here the first two cases of successful transcatheter retrieval of an embolized ACDO. An 8-month-old, 21-kg, German shepherd (case 1) was referred for pulmonary edema secondary to a large PDA with left-to-right shunting. After medical stabilization, an emergency procedure for PDA closure was recommended...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30217497/changes-of-cardiac-function-in-diabetic-dogs
#2
P Vichit, A Rungsipipat, S D Surachetpong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate cardiac function and compare the concentration of cardiac biomarkers including cardiac troponin I (cTnI), galectin-3 (Gal-3), and N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) in diabetic and control dogs. ANIMALS: Thirty-nine dogs were included. The diabetic and control groups consisted of 19 and 20 dogs, respectively. METHODS: Plasma cTnI, Gal-3, and NT-proBNP concentrations were measured in the diabetic and control groups...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30145181/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-fractional-shortening-an-echocardiographic-index-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-dogs-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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D Caivano, M Rishniw, F Birettoni, V Patata, M E Giorgi, K Dei, F Porciello
OBJECTIVES: To create reference intervals for right ventricular outflow tract fractional shortening (RVOT-FS) in healthy dogs and examine diagnostic performance of this index in dogs with pulmonary hypertension (PH). In addition, we examine the impact of myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) without PH on RVOT-FS. ANIMALS, MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population included 52 healthy adult dogs, 51 dogs with MMVD but without PH, and 51 dogs with PH. This is a prospective study...
August 22, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143416/two-dimensional-long-axis-echocardiographic-ratios-for-assessment-of-left-atrial-and-ventricular-size-in-dogs
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L E Strohm, L C Visser, E H Chapel, W T Drost, J D Bonagura
INTRODUCTION: Left ventricular (LV) and left atrial (LA) enlargement affect management and outcome of dogs with cardiac disease. Short-axis, two-dimensional echocardiographic (2DE) images, indexed to the aorta (Ao), are frequently used to identify cardiomegaly. Long-axis images offer complementary views of the left heart. ANIMALS: Eighty healthy dogs and 25 dogs with MMVD. METHODS: Healthy dogs were prospectively recruited to determine reference intervals (Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute methodology) for long-axis ratios...
August 21, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30139650/interreader-agreement-of-radiographic-left-atrial-enlargement-in-dogs-and-comparison-to-echocardiographic-left-atrial-assessment
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L Duler, N L LeBlanc, S Cooley, S Nemanic, K F Scollan
INTRODUCTION: Assessing left atrial (LA) size is an integral part of the cardiac evaluation in dogs. Left atrial size is routinely evaluated by thoracic radiographs or echocardiography. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study were to assess agreement of subjective radiographic left atrial enlargement (LAE) between readers, to compare subjective radiographic LAE with echocardiography, and to assess the accuracy and reliability of commonly used Roentgen signs for LAE...
August 20, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30139649/echocardiographic-variables-in-healthy-north-american-salukis
#6
T A Kurosawa, M D Sist, R A Sanders
INTRODUCTION: To report normal echocardiographic variables from a population of healthy Salukis in North America. ANIMALS: The study included 83 healthy adult Salukis from North America with structurally normal hearts. METHODS: All animals underwent a full physical examination and two-dimensional, M-mode, and Doppler echocardiography using the right parasternal and left apical views with the left ventricular volumes calculated using the Simpson's method of discs...
August 20, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30139648/echocardiographic-assessment-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-in-boxers-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
#7
S M Cunningham, B D Aona, K Antoon, J E Rush, B A Barton
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether there are differences in measures of longitudinal right ventricular (RV) systolic function among Boxers with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) compared with healthy control Boxer dogs. To explore relationships between markers of RV systolic function and age, body weight, gender, arrhythmia frequency, and markers of left ventricular (LV) systolic function in Boxer dogs. ANIMALS: The study included 50 client-owned Boxer dogs...
August 20, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30131290/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-accessory-pathways-in-the-dog-the-italian-experience-2008-2016
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R A Santilli, M Mateos Pañero, D M Porteiro Vázquez, A Perini, M Perego
INTRODUCTION: Accessory pathways (APs) in dogs are mostly right-sided, display nondecremental conduction, and mediate atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardias (AVRTs). Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is considered the first-line therapy in human patients to abolish electrical conduction along APs. ANIMALS: Seventy-six consecutive client-owned dogs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study to describe the precise anatomical distribution and the electrophysiologic characteristics of APs in a large population of dogs and to evaluate long-term success and complication rates of RFCA...
August 18, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30126722/evaluation-of-the-inhibitory-effects-of-telmisartan-on-drug-induced-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-activation-in-normal-dogs
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M Konta, M Nagakawa, A Sakatani, R Akabane, Y Miyagawa, N Takemura
INTRODUCTION: This study examined whether the angiotensin II receptor blocker telmisartan had inhibitory effects on drug-induced renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) activation in normal dogs. ANIMALS: Five healthy laboratory beagles were used in this study. METHODS: Each dog received amlodipine (0.5 mg/kg, q12h, PO) alone for 14 days. Starting on the next day, animals received both amlodipine and telmisartan (1.0 mg/kg, q24h, PO) for 84 days...
August 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30119945/echocardiographic-indices-of-age-and-gender-dependent-cardiac-remodeling-over-the-adult-lifespan-in-irish-wolfhounds
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A Brungs, A Vollmar, S Reese, C Poulsen Nautrup
INTRODUCTION: Characterizing age- and gender-dependent cardiac remodeling over the adult lifespan in Irish Wolfhounds (IWs) by echocardiography. In people, a life-long cardiac remodeling process has been demonstrated. ANIMALS, MATERIALS, METHODS: Irish Wolfhounds (56 males, 90 females) with no indication of cardiac disease at final assessment (>7.0 years old). For each dog, four transthoracic echocardiographic studies were analyzed. Left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic internal dimensions (LVIDs, LVIDd), LV fractional shortening (FS) and ejection fraction (EF), LV free wall and interventricular septal thickness, right ventricular diastolic dimension, and left atrial (LA) and right atrial systolic diameters were compared at time points in the following age categories (years): 1...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30082249/diagnostic-and-prognostic-utility-of-surface-electrocardiography-in-cats-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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G Romito, C Guglielmini, M O Mazzarella, M Cipone, A Diana, B Contiero, M Baron Toaldo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the ability of electrocardiography (ECG) to predict left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in the cat and to investigate the prognostic value of selected ECG variables in cats with LVH. ANIMALS: Fifty-seven privately owned cats: 22 clinically healthy cats and 35 cats with LVH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a clinical cohort study. Echocardiographic diagnosis and surface ECG were available. Electrocardiography analysis included rhythm diagnosis and specific electrocardiographic measurements...
August 4, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30031743/qt-instability-an-indicator-of-augmented-arrhythmogenesis-increases-with-the-progression-of-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-in-dogs
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B C Brüler, F S Jojima, G Dittrich, A T Giannico, M G Sousa
OBJECTIVES: To investigate QT instability in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and to determine if this is associated with arrhythmogenesis. ANIMALS: One hundred sixty-seven MMVD dogs that met the study criteria were included. METHODS: Echocardiographic and electrocardiographic data were gathered. Fifty consecutive QT intervals were recorded for each dog. Both heart rate-corrected and uncorrected QT intervals were used to calculate average QT (QTa), QT variance (QTv), total instability (TI), short-term instability (STI), and long-term instability (LTI)...
August 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017853/murmur-grading-in-humans-and-animals-past-and-present
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REVIEW
M Rishniw
Cardiac murmurs were first described approximately 200 years ago. Subsequently, various clinicians, starting with Samuel Levine, have proposed grading schemes, depicting intensity, or other murmur characteristics, in an attempt to differentiate pathological and physiological murmurs or different degrees of pathology. In the 1960s, these schemes were adapted by veterinary cardiologists and have been used over the last 50 years. However, the clinical utility of these schemes has only recently been examined in veterinary medicine (and never examined in humans), and these studies suggest that the current, commonly used murmur grading scheme is unnecessarily complex and contains redundant information...
August 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29945777/electrocardiographic-confirmation-of-a-twin-pregnancy-in-a-mare-at-8-months-of-gestation
#14
Lisse Vera, Annelies Decloedt, Glenn Van Steenkiste, Dominique De Clercq, Jan Govaere, Gunther van Loon
A 15-year-old Warmblood mare, at 8 months of gestation, was presented to the Ghent University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation of suspected stage one labor. Transrectal ultrasonography revealed no clear signs of placentitis or stage one labor. The combined thickness of uterus and placenta was 11 mm and the cervix was closed. Twin pregnancy was suspected by transabdominal ultrasonography but could not be confirmed with certainty. An electrocardiogram (ECG) was recorded from the mare's abdominal wall to register a fetal ECG...
August 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29921518/interbreed-variation-in-serum-serotonin-5-hydroxytryptamine-concentration-in-healthy-dogs
#15
K Höglund, J Häggström, S Hanås, A-C Merveille, V Gouni, M Wiberg, J Lundgren Willesen, K Mc Entee, L Mejer Sørensen, L Tiret, E H Seppälä, H Lohi, V Chetboul, M Fredholm, A-S Lequarré, I Ljungvall
INTRODUCTION: Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) has several biological functions. In different species, excessive 5-HT has been linked to valvular lesions, similar to those seen in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease. Previous studies suggest higher 5-HT in healthy Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCSs), a breed highly affected by myxomatous mitral valve disease, compared to other breeds. OBJECTIVE: To investigate potential interbreed variation in serum 5-HT in healthy dogs...
August 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29861401/plasma-homocysteine-concentrations-in-healthy-horses-and-horses-with-atrial-fibrillation
#16
K J Mitchell, D De Clercq, M Stirn, G van Loon, C C Schwarzwald
INTRODUCTION: Homocysteine (HCY) is an amino acid produced from methionine metabolism. Plasma homocysteine concentrations ([HCY]p ) are elevated (>13 μmol/L) in people with atrial fibrillation (AF) and can predict the recurrence of AF after cardioversion. This study aimed to validate a commercially available human HCY assay for use in horses to develop reference intervals for [HCY]p and compare [HCY]p in healthy horses and horses with AF. ANIMALS: Healthy horses (n = 27) and horses with AF (n = 55, 34 of which were cardioverted using transvenous electrical cardioversion)...
August 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29859723/low-energy-ablation-of-anteroseptal-accessory-pathways-in-two-dogs
#17
R A Santilli, D Caivano, R Pariaut, F Birettoni, M Perego, F Porciello, N S Moïse
In humans, accessory pathways (APs) in an anteroseptal and midseptal position are often challenging to ablate because of their close proximity with the conduction pathways of the atrioventricular junction. The use of low-energy ablation techniques can be useful to reduce the risk of permanently damaging the atrioventricular node and the His bundle. This report describes the use of low-energy radiofrequency catheter ablation to successfully and permanently ablate anteroseptal APs in two dogs with orthodromic atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia...
August 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29807750/polymerase-chain-reaction-detection-of-bartonella-spp-in-dogs-from-spain-with-blood-culture-negative-infectious-endocarditis
#18
X Roura, G Santamarina, M-D Tabar, O Francino, L Altet
OBJECTIVES: The presence of Bartonella spp. was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in dogs from Spain with blood culture-negative endocarditis. The aim of this study is to add information about canine infectious endocarditis in Europe. ANIMALS: Thirty dogs with naturally occurring blood culture-negative endocarditis were examined from 2010 to 2017 at three veterinary referral hospitals, located in northwest, northeast, and southeast of Spain. METHODS: It is a retrospective study...
August 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29807749/diagnostic-accuracy-of-plasma-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-concentrations-in-cats-with-and-without-cardiomyopathies
#19
Y Heishima, Y Hori, K Nakamura, Y Yamashita, N Isayama, N Kanno, M Katagi, H Onodera, S Yamano, Y Aramaki
OBJECTIVES: Plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) levels have been reported to be elevated in cats with cardiomyopathy. We investigated the diagnostic accuracy of plasma ANP concentration as an indicator of the severity of cardiomyopathies. ANIMALS: This study included 78 control cats and 83 cats with various types of cardiomyopathy. METHODS: This was a prospective multicentre study. Control cats were determined to have a normal heart, and diseased cats were diagnosed by echocardiography...
August 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754880/prognostic-value-of-mitral-annular-systolic-plane-excursion-and-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-in-cats-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#20
Ilaria Spalla, Jessie Rosie Payne, Kieran Borgeat, Virginia Luis Fuentes, David John Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has a variable prognosis; left atrial size, presence of clinical signs and left ventricular systolic function have been shown to predict outcomes. Mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) assess longitudinal ventricular systolic function and are decreased in cats with HCM. The aim of the study was to ascertain whether MAPSE and TAPSE have prognostic value in HCM and if cats with pleural effusion have lower MAPSE and TAPSE than cats with pulmonary oedema...
June 2018: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
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