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Clinico-Diagnostic Studies on Acquired Heart Diseases in Geriatric Dogs

Laimi Elizabeth Shaju Syaama Sundar Vaikunta Rao Aswani Kumar
Vol 10(11), 158-165

A clinical study to investigate certain systemic diseases in geriatric dogs was conducted in 172 geriatric dogs including 10 apparently healthy dogs. The dogs which were suspected for acquired heart diseases based on history and clinical signs subjected to electrocardiography, thoracic radiography, and echocardiographic examination for confirmatory diagnosis. Out of 172 geriatric dogs screened, 39 dogs were diagnosed with acquired heart diseases (24.68 %). Acquired heart diseases diagnosed in the study were mitral valve insufficiency in 17 dogs (43.58%), dilated cardiomyopathy in 7 dogs (17.94%), tricuspid valve insufficiency in 8 dogs (20.51%), pericardial effusion in 4 dogs (10.5%), and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 3 dogs (7.6%).

Keywords : Dilated Cardiomyopathy Echocardiography Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mitral Valve Insufficiency Pericardial Effusion and Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency

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