Flashcards in Canine Cardiomyopathy Deck (19)
What is the most common cardiomyopathy see in dogs?
Which breed is predisposed to familial arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy?
What is DCM?
1* myocardial disease w/cardiac enlargement and impaired systolic function
What breeds are prone to DCM?
Large breeds (esp Doberman)
What type of diet is linked to DCM?
What are early clinical signs of DCM?
Fainting, exercise intolerance, asymptomatic
Respiratory distress results from CHF of which side of the heart?
Abdominal distention from ascites results from CHF of which side of the heart?
How do you dx DCM?
Echo w/poor contractility and shortening fraction
How do you treat early stages of DCM?
ACE inhibitors/pimobendan for early disease
How do you treat arrhythmias assoc. w/DCM?
Sotalol, amiodarone, low dose atenolol
What is familial arrhythmic cardiomyopathy also known as?
Of what inheritance is ARVC in Boxers?
What type of arrhythmias do you see with ARVC?
What is a major clinical sign of ARVC?
How do you diagnose ARVC?
24h holter monitor
When should you treat asymptomatic ARVC?
>100 VPCs/24h or runs of couplets, VT, or R-on-T
How do you treat ARVC dogs with syncope?
Sotolol or mexilitine + atenolol