Ureteral Calculi In Cats Retrospective Analysis Of Signalment Clinical Data Medical Management And Short-Term Outcome In 83 Cases. (2005 – 2013)

Download PDF A. Baril, G. Benchekroun, M. Manassero, C. Chery, A. Decambron, C. MaureyENVA, Maisons alfort, France Ureteral urolithiasis is an emerging medical concern in cats. There are few reports on epidemiology, diagnosis or medical management of ureteral calculi in cats, particularly in Europe. Cats diagnosed with ureteral urolithiasis in the teaching hospital of the […]

Two-Dimensional Aortic Valve Measurements Differ Throughout Diastole

Download PDF D.P. Dickson¹, D. Caivano², M. Rishniw³¹HeartVets, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom²Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Umbria, Italy³Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, ny, United States of America Echocardiographic aortic valve (Ao) measurements are routinely obtained during cardiac evaluation of patients. Cardiologists commonly use diastolic Ao measurements to obtain ratiometric weight-independent estimates of […]

Transthoracic Echocardiography In Clinically Healthy Adult Newfoundland Dogs: Reference Values For The Breed

Download PDF C. Quintavalla, E. Martinelli, S. CrosaraUniversity of Parma, Parma, Ital Specific echocardiographic reference ranges have been published for several canine breeds. In 1996, one paper stated M-mode values for Newfoundland dogs. The aim of this study was to report reference M-mode, 2D and Doppler echocardiographic values for Newfoundland dogs and to compare M-mode […]

Right Pulmonary Vein To Pulmonary Artery Ratio: A New Echocardiographic Index Of Pulmonary Hypertension In West Highland White Terriers With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Download PDF E. Roels¹, A.C. Merveille¹, E. Krafft¹, F. Farnir¹, S. Gomart², C. Clercx¹, K. Mc Entee²¹ULG, Liege, Belgium²ULB, Brussels, Belgium Canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (CIPF) is a progressive interstitial lung disease mainly affecting West Highland white terriers (WHWT). Pulmonary hypertension (PH) may develop secondary to hypoxic vasoconstriction and/or pulmonary parenchymal infiltration. In the absence […]

Real-Time 3- And 2-Dimensional Echocardiographic Assessment Of Effective Regurgitant Orifice Area In Dogs With Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease

Download PDF A. Tidholm¹, K. Höglund², J. Häggström³, I. Ljungvall³¹Albano Animal Hospital, Danderyd, Sweden²Dept of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden³Dept of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden Effective regurgitant orifice area (EROA), calculated from a 1-dimensional measurement of the width of vena contracta (VC) as the narrowest portion […]

Quantitative Evaluation Of Canine Mitral Valve In Dogs Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography

Download PDF G. Menciotti, M. Borgarelli, S. Wesselowski, J. AbbottVirginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, United States of America Real time three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) has provided new insights into mitral valve (MV) morphology and function in human myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). Objective: Assess the feasibility of 3DE for evaluating the MV in dogs […]

Left Atrial Function Differs Between Dogs With Different Severities Of Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease

Download PDF M. Rishniw¹, D. Dickson², D. Caivano³¹Veterinary Information Network, Davis, United States of America²Heartvets, Dursley, United Kingdom³University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy Left atrial measurements are crucial in assessing severity of cardiac disease in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). However, linear and area dimensions might not provide a comprehensive assessment of patient status, […]

Left Atrial Function Determined By 2-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography Identifies Dogs With Congestive Heart Failure Secondary To Mitral Valve Disease

Download PDF D. Caivano¹, V. Patata¹, F. Birettoni¹, M.E. Giorgi¹, M. Rishniw², F. Porciello¹¹University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy²Veterinary Information Network, Davis, United States of America Left atrial (LA) function (consisting of 3 phases: reservoir, conduit and booster pump) can be evaluated by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) which measures myofiber deformation during these phases. Recent studies […]

Increased Left Heart Size Predicts Risk Of Congestive Heart Failure In Cavalier King Charles Spaniels With Mitral Regurgitation Caused By Myxomatous Valve Disease

Download PDF S Eriksson-Palojarvi¹, K. Hansson², H. Duelund Pedersen³, J. Haukka¹, J. Häggström²¹University of Helsinki, HELSINKI, Finland²Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, UPPSALA, Sweden³Novo Nordisk, Denmark Mitral regurgitation (MR) progresses slowly, but dogs living long enough often develop congestive heart failure (CHF). However, tools to predict onset of CHF are sparse. 225 echocardiographic examinations in 78 […]

Evaluation Of Preprandial And Postprandial Gallbladder Volume Using Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography In Healthy Dogs

Download PDF V. Rahmani¹, S. Jamshidi1, M. Molazem¹, Y. Vali1, M. Hanifeh²¹Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran²Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran Mitral regurgitation (MR) progresses slowly, but dogs living long enough often develop congestive heart failure (CHF). However, tools to predict onset of CHF are sparse. 225 echocardiographic […]

Effect Of A Basic Training Program On Emergency Clinician Accuracy To Semi-Quantitatively Assess Thoracic And Cardiac Structures Using Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FOCUS)

Download PDF L. Wiley¹, M.A. Oyama¹, C. Ostroski¹, E. Reineke¹, E.A. Rozanski², J.E. Rush²¹University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States of America²Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North grafton, United States of America Companion animals presenting to the emergency room in distress need to be assessed rapidly and accurately to implement life-saving therapies. Focused cardiac ultrasound […]

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