Canine cardiomyopathy

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is one of the most common heart diseases in dogs. It is a very serious disease. This is the second acquired heart disease affecting dogs.

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dogs have different forms of cardiomyopathy. They vary in etiology, symptoms and severity, but they have something in common with myocardial injury and myocardial injury. Unfortunately, the prognosis of cure is often very low, and the life expectancy of sick dogs is also quite low.

defines

cardiomyopathy. In a broad sense, it is a disease affecting myocardium and myocardial tissue. In dogs, the term usually refers to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Dilated cardiomyopathy in

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dogs is characterized by insufficient contractility of myocardial tissue, which is related to reduced heart wall thickness and ventricular dilation.

“KDSPS “In dogs with cardiomyopathy, the heart contracts insufficiently: blood can only return at a low flow, resulting in poor organ oxygenation. At the same time, blood tends to accumulate in the heart cavity because it is not fully discharged, resulting in the expansion of these cavities.

MCD is a degenerative disease, which defines a disease that leads to the gradual degradation of one or more organs (in this case, the heart). Origin of

canine cardiomyopathy “Cardiomyopathy is hereditary because some breeds show susceptibility. They are usually large dogs, such as German, Doberman and Irish Greyhound, but there are also medium dogs, such as golden retrievers and boxing dogs. The abnormalities associated with disease occurrence are different at the breed and gene levels.

symptoms and consequences dilated cardiomyopathy in

dogs is not easy to diagnose because it may not have clear or specific symptoms. In fact, fatigue, weight loss and loss of consciousness caused by disease can lead to a variety of explanations without suspecting CDD from the beginning. Other symptoms may help veterinarians diagnose cardiomyopathy, such as abnormal increase of abdominal volume caused by peritoneal effusion.

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arrhythmia and low pulse are also part of the impact, so the symptoms, Canine cardiomyopathy, as well as dyspnea and cough, is usually associated with pulmonary edema (accumulation of fluid in the lungs due to blood reflux, which itself is due to loss of heart valve tightness).

is used for diagnosis, Veterinarians can use different procedures: ECG, chest X-ray, echocardiography, Doppler… These technologies can detect the above symptoms.

dogs can not cure

, and dogs with CMD and MCD have little chance of cure. Generally speaking, death occurs a few months later or even earlier (sudden death). The main purpose of veterinary management is to improve the quality of life of animals and treat heart failure related to CDD (oxygen therapy, rest, etc.).

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