IDIOPATHIC PERICARDIALEFFUSION IN DOGS –A THREEYEAR STUDYBy Katarina Pirtonen, VM12011
OUTLINE Introduction Study of Veterinary Hospital Bhoiguda Symptoms of the pericardial effusion Diagnosing Results T...
INTRODUCTION Pericardial disease is not  usual cardiac disease of  dogs. In pericardial  diseases, the fluid  bunches up ...
STUDY OF VETERINARY HOSPITALBHOIGUDA 28dogs out of 811 dogs of different breed, sex and heart problems, were diagnosed wi...
STUDY OF VETERINARY HOSPITALBHOIGUDA The  survey  revealed, that  pericardial effusion  occurs often in male  dogs at the...
SYMPTOMS OF THE PERICARDIALEFFUSION exercise intolerance dyspnoea at rest weakness ascites cough anorexia pallor mu...
DIAGNOSING Echocardiography  was the most delicate  way of diagnosing  pericardial effusion Useful to distinguish  diffe...
RESULTS By  echocardiography  there were found free  space area  (hypoechoic to  anechoic) between  epicardium and  peric...
TREATMENT The  most efficient  treatment were  pericardiocentesis  with frusemide and  ramipril The improvement in  phys...
REFERENCES Idiopathic  Pericardial Effusion in Dogs - A  three year study K. Satish Kumar, V. V. V. Amruth Kumar, P.  Na...
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Idiopathic pericardial effusion in dogs –a three

  1. 1. IDIOPATHIC PERICARDIALEFFUSION IN DOGS –A THREEYEAR STUDYBy Katarina Pirtonen, VM12011
  2. 2. OUTLINE Introduction Study of Veterinary Hospital Bhoiguda Symptoms of the pericardial effusion Diagnosing Results Treatment References
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION Pericardial disease is not usual cardiac disease of dogs. In pericardial diseases, the fluid bunches up to the pericardial sac. The most common causes of pericardial effusion in dogs are cardiac hemangiosarcoma, idiopa thic pericardial effusion and chemodectoma, which lead to right sided heart failure.
  4. 4. STUDY OF VETERINARY HOSPITALBHOIGUDA 28dogs out of 811 dogs of different breed, sex and heart problems, were diagnosed with idiopathic pericardial effusion (IPE). The IPE was discovered in 13 Labrador retrievers, 6 Doberman pinschers, 5 German Shepards , 3 Spitz and 1 Great Dane.
  5. 5. STUDY OF VETERINARY HOSPITALBHOIGUDA The survey revealed, that pericardial effusion occurs often in male dogs at the age of 7,18 yrs The Labrador retrievers were most prone to the disease.
  6. 6. SYMPTOMS OF THE PERICARDIALEFFUSION exercise intolerance dyspnoea at rest weakness ascites cough anorexia pallor mucosa and cyanotic mucosa syncope following exertion or exercise and peripheral edema muffling sounds
  7. 7. DIAGNOSING Echocardiography was the most delicate way of diagnosing pericardial effusion Useful to distinguish different cardiac diseases which cause cardiomegaly on radiograph
  8. 8. RESULTS By echocardiography there were found free space area (hypoechoic to anechoic) between epicardium and pericardium low voltage QRS complexes with electrical alterans enlarged heart
  9. 9. TREATMENT The most efficient treatment were pericardiocentesis with frusemide and ramipril The improvement in physical activity, appetite and general condition was noticed Also cough, dyspnoea and cardiac murmurs alleviated.
  10. 10. REFERENCES Idiopathic Pericardial Effusion in Dogs - A three year study K. Satish Kumar, V. V. V. Amruth Kumar, P. Nagaraj, and D. S. Tirumala Rao Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine College of Veterinary Science, Rajendranagar Hyderabad – 500 030, Andhra Pradesh, India http://vetscan.co.in/v6n1/78-Idiopathic- Pericardial-Effusion-Dogs.htm

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