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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease anatomical cardiac studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7084184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An abattoir survey on horses diagnosed as suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on clinical grounds showed that the right ventricular wall thickness was not significantly different from that of normal horses. However, the weight ratio between the left and right ventricles was found to be significantly (P less than 0.001) different in COPD affected, compared with control, horses in a study of 17 physiologically and pathologically confirmed COPD cases, using ventricular weight measurements. No clinical evidence of right heart failure nor post mortem evidence of right heart dilatation was observed in any COPD affected animals. It is suggested that the low incidence and degree of cor pulmonale in equine COPD may be related to the reversibility of the pulmonary hypertension associated with this disease.
P M Dixon; J R Nicholls; E A McPherson; G H Lawson; J R Thomson; H W Pirie; R G Breeze
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Equine veterinary journal     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0425-1644     ISO Abbreviation:  Equine Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-07     Completed Date:  1982-08-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173320     Medline TA:  Equine Vet J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Horse Diseases / pathology*
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / pathology,  veterinary*
Myocardium / pathology*

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