Asymptomatic Canine Degenerative Valve Disease Current and Future Therapies
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Degenerative valve disease (DVD) is the leading cause of heart disease and congestive heart failure (CHF) in the dog. The first published consensus statement provided guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of DVD. Although treatment was not recommended in stage B1 DVD, consensus was not reached regarding evidence-based recommendations for treatment of stage B2 DVD. This article addresses the impact of new evidence on historical recommendations for stage B DVD and gives the reader a glimpse into possible future therapies. Management of common sequelae of DVD that can result in clinical signs that are not attributable to CHF is also discussed.
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Gordon, S. G., Saunders, A. B., & Wesselowski, S. R.