Mitral valve degeneration in a crossbred dog: A case report

Dávila F. Roberto, Astoquillca L. Víctor

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Mitral valve insufficiency is the most common heart disease in the dog. The mitral valve incompetence caused by valvular degeneration can lead to a progressive increasing heart beat frequency and in some cases to congestive heart insufficiency. A 13 year old crossbred dog, with history of diagnosis and medication for heart disease at a veterinary clinic in Lima was brought to the clinic of the Veterinary Faculty (FMV), San Marcos University with severe respiratory distress and nasal secretions. The emergency treatmentconsisted of administration of electrolytes fluid (dextrose and Ringer's lactate) and furosemide. The dog returned to the FMV clinic six days later with cough. The clinical examination revealed mild to moderate rales and mitral murmurs. Then, ultrasound, blood count, urea, creatinine and echocardiography were conducted. The most revealing finding was the thickening of the mitral valve.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


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