The ACVIM consensus statement on chronic valvular disease in dogs

This is the report of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Specialty of Cardiology consensus panel convened to formulate guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic valvular heart disease (CVHD, also known as endocardiosis and myxomatous valve degeneration) in dogs. It is estimated that approximately 10% of dogs presented to primary care veterinary practices have heart disease, and CVHD is the most common heart disease of dogs in many parts of the world, accounting for approximately 75% of canine cases of heart disease cases seen by veterinary practices in North America.

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