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Transthoracic echocardiography in Estrela Mountain dogs: reference values for the breed.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17574885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Of 100 Estrela Mountain dogs, 74 were examined to obtain echocardiographic reference values for the breed. The influence of bodyweight, age and sex on different echocardiographic parameters was studied using either analysis of variance or regression analysis. Statistically significant differences were found between sex and heart rate as well as interventricular septal thickness at end-systole and left ventricular internal dimension at end-diastole. A statistically significant linear correlation was also found between several parameters and (1) age (mean arterial pressure, left ventricular internal dimension at end-systole, fractional shortening, circularity index in systole, aortic valve velocity time integral, pulmonic valve velocity time integral and mitral valve E wave peak velocity), (2) weight (left ventricular posterior wall thickness at end-diastole and end-systole, end-diastolic volume index, left atrium diameter, aortic valve peak velocity and mitral valve E wave deceleration time), (3) sex and age (left ventricle end-diastolic volume), and (4) sex and weight (aortic root diameter and pulmonic valve peak velocity). Reference values for the breed are presented, as well as dispersion graphics for selected parameters, based on a regression equation.
Authors:
Luis Lobo; Nuno Canada; Claudio Bussadori; João Lopes Gomes; Júlio Carvalheira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)     Volume:  177     ISSN:  1090-0233     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-16     Completed Date:  2008-10-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706281     Medline TA:  Vet J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
ICBAS, Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto, Largo Prof Abel Salazar 2, Porto, Portugal. luislobo@hospvetporto.pt
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aging
Animals
Dogs
Echocardiography / veterinary*
Female
Male
Portugal
Reference Values

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