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Echocardiographic assessment of 537 dogs with mitral valve prolapse and leaflet involvement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19697608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this work we investigated which mitral valve leaflet was most often involved in mitral valve prolapse with degenerative mitral valve disease and whether there was an association with breed, age, gender, or weight. Five hundred and thirty-seven dogs with mitral valve prolapse-degenerative mitral valve disease were assessed; the cross-breed dog was the most represented breed (248 dogs, 46.2%). Mitral valve prolapse was more common in male dogs, and the average age was 11.3 +/- 2.8 years. Prolapse of the anterior leaflet was present in 48.4% of dogs, prolapse of the the posterior leaflet in 7.1%, and bileaflet prolapse was present in 44.5%; this distribution is different than that typically found in humans. There was a significant correlation between severity of mitral regurgitation and severity of mitral valve prolapse or ISACHC class, and between severity of mitral valve prolapse and ISACHC class. There was no relationship between the particular affected leaflet(s) and severity of mitral regurgitation, severity of mitral valve prolapse, or ISACHC class. Our findings suggest that the susceptibility to the mitral valve prolapse-degenerative mitral valve disease is not confined to a specific breeds and that the specific leaflet prolapsing is different in dogs compared with humans.
Eloisa Terzo; Marco Di Marcello; Hester McAllister; Brendan Glazier; Daniele Lo Coco; Chiara Locatelli; Valentina Palermo; Paola Giuseppina Brambilla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1058-8183     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-24     Completed Date:  2009-10-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9209635     Medline TA:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Diagnostic Imaging Unit, University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Dog Diseases / ultrasonography*
Echocardiography / veterinary*
Mitral Valve / ultrasonography*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / ultrasonography,  veterinary
Mitral Valve Prolapse / ultrasonography,  veterinary*

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