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the most common forms of cardiomyopathy. Congestive heart failure secondary to diastolic dysfunction is initially addressed by means of preload reduction with diuretics (ie, furosemide). 6 Therefore, the most important urgent determination is whether

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in the control dogs (5.6 [4.0 to 7.1]). The horizontal bars show the medians and IQRs from the first to the third quartile. Kruskal-Wallis test with Dunn’s multiple comparison test. * P < .05; ** P < .01. CHF = Congestive heart failure; MMVD

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-wave-to-A-wave ratio (2.9; RI, < 2.42) were considered to represent severe left-sided congestive heart failure. Findings suggestive of tricuspid regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension were not evident. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed no abnormalities other than a

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ferrets should aid veterinary practitioners in making recommendations regarding cardiac evaluation and treatment. ABBREVIATIONS CHF Congestive heart failure DCM Dilated cardiomyopathy LVH Left ventricular hypertrophy SVPC Supraventricular

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prospectively enrolled after diagnosis of first-onset L-CHF. Congestive heart failure diagnosis was made on the basis of a combination of clinical and diagnostic findings, including results of echocardiography performed by a board-certified veterinary

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organisms were the involved valve (aortic valve, P = 0.009; mitral valve, P = 0.008), fever ( P = 0.009) and mean rectal temperature at initial examination ( P = 0.002), neutrophilic polyarthritis ( P = 0.03), and congestive heart failure ( P = 0

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supported a diagnosis of right-sided congestive heart failure secondary to pulmonary hypertension. Coelomocentesis was performed to improve respiratory function by providing more room for expansion of the air sacs. Clinicians were careful to remove as

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single cardiologist measured a vertebral heart size and evaluated images for pulmonary vessel enlargement and signs of congestive heart failure including pleural effusion or pulmonary edema. Evidence of soft tissue mineralization involving cardiac and

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; Supplementary Table S1 ). Male dogs predominated (57%), and the median weight was 28 kg (IQR, 23 to 33 kg). Overall, at the time of diagnosis, 63 of 91 (69%) dogs had congestive heart failure (CHF) and 47 of 91 (52%) had cardiac arrhythmias (supraventricular, 23

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Congestive heart failure is characterized by venous congestion and edema as a consequence of impaired cardiac function resulting from pressure or volume overload, myocardial failure, or increased myocardial stiffness. 1–3 In cats, CHF most

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