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Vertebral scale system to measure heart size in radiographs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10768239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes a method for measuring heart size relative to vertebral length in radiographs. The lengths of the long and short axes of the heart are scaled against the length of vertebrae dorsal to the heart beginning with the fourth thoracic vertebra (v). The sum of the long and short axes of the heart is the vertebral heart size (VHS). In 100 normal dogs, VHS was 9.7 v +/- 0.5 SD. The differences between wide- and deep-chested dogs, males and females, and right or left lateral recumbency were not significant. In 100 normal cats, the average VHS was 7.5 v +/- 0.3. The short-axis dimension of the heart in ventrodorsal radiographs of cats was 3.4 v +/- 0.25.
J W Buchanan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0195-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Small Anim. Pract.     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-02     Completed Date:  2000-05-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809942     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-93, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cats / anatomy & histology*
Dogs / anatomy & histology*
Heart / anatomy & histology*,  radiography*
Reference Standards
Thoracic Vertebrae / anatomy & histology*,  radiography*

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