Mitral Valve Disease Study: Dogs

Jun 04, 2019


To evaluate the relevance of history and presentation in the evaluation of chronic valve disease in small breed dogs.

Case Selection

All dogs <20kg and older than 8 years with a significant systolic heart murmur. Study will cover a free echocardiogram.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Dogs with other clinically relevant cardiac diseases (minor tricuspid valve disease will be included).
  • Dogs receiving antitussive medications (including corticosteroids, bronchodilators, cough suppressants).
  • Dogs receiving cardiac medications (pimobendan, enalapril, spironolactone).

Owner Incentives

Clients will be responsible for some of the evaluation, but will be given a substantial discount.

The following is provided by the Study at NO CHARGE to clients:

  • Echocardiogram
  • ECG

(A value of $794.33)

Client Responsibilities

Client is responsible for all other charges including, but not limited to:

  • Exam fee
  • Thoracic radiography (will not be repeated if adequate films already acquired)

For More Information

Katie Pesce, VMD
Cardiology Department
Phone: (732) 747-3636

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