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Advanced Heart Disease in Dogs

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  • Description:
    Degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD) is a slowly progressive disorder that often leads to congestive heart failure in dogs. In the advanced stages dogs can experience exercise intolerance, persistent coughing, and an overall poor quality of life. Treating dogs with advanced heart failure can be a challenge, and until recently little was known about treatment and outcomes of dogs with advanced heart failure.

    In this Specialty Update we learn about the findings of a retrospective study of dogs with advanced heart disease. Discussion includes:
    - Classification of chronic valvular disease
    - Risk factors for DMVD
    - Making a diagnosis of DMVD
    - Initial treatment of dogs that develop heart failure
    - Advanced or end-stage heart failure
    - Talking points with owners of dogs diagnosed with DMVD including: expectations and prognosis after an initial diagnosis, at-home monitoring and management of affected pets

    Running time: 17 mins

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  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): Amelie Beaumier, DVM
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $14.95