C. Bussadori

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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is the second-most-important acquired cardiovascular disease in dogs (excluding heartworm disease in some geographic regions) and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Estrela Mountain Dogs. The objective of this study is to describe the histologic features of DCM in Estrela Mountain Dogs, with special attention to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of congenital heart disease in boxers in Italy by auscultation and echocardiography. METHODS This randomized study involved 500 boxers. The inclusion criteria were that the animals should be asymptomatic, older than 1 year and with a pedigree. Dogs with a heart murmur underwent a complete echo-Doppler examination. The(More)
D. Pradelli1*, C. Quintavalla1, O. Domenech2 and C. Bussadori2 1Department of Animal Health, Section of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma, V ia del Taglio 8, 43100 Parma; 2Practitioner, Milan, Italy *Correspondence: Dipartimento di Salute Animale, Sezione di Clinica Medica Veterinaria, Facoltà di Medicina(More)
The authors present investigations of the prolapse of the mitral valves in dogs. In 18 cases there were dogs with a prolapse, in 6 dogs there was a prolapse of the tricuspid valves, and in 3 cases a prolapse of both valves was observed. In all cases prolapse occurred together with endocardiosis of the valves or as a consequence of it.
OBJECTIVES There is a growing understanding of the complexity of interplay between renal and cardiovascular systems in both health and disease. The medical profession has adopted the term "cardiorenal syndrome" (CRS) to describe the pathophysiological relationship between the kidney and heart in disease. CRS has yet to be formally defined and described by(More)
A 2-year-old recently spayed female Rottweiler was referred as an emergency with cardiac tamponade and the presence of an anomalous retrograde flow in the pulmonary artery. Echocardiography and angiography demonstrated a left-to-right aortopulmonary fistula. Clinical history and data indicated a possible infectious aetiology. Antibiotics and heart failure(More)
Percutaneous fine-needle biopsy was used to investigate thoracic and abdominal masses in the dog and cat. One hundred and thirty-two cases were included in the study; 20 cases were excluded from the comparative study due to poor cellularity or blood contamination (retrieval rate 86.8 per cent). One hundred samples (56 dogs and 44 cats) were classified by(More)
BACKGROUND Quantitative and semiquantitative methods have been proposed for the assessment of MR severity, and though all are associated with limitations. Measurement of vena contracta width (VCW) has been used in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE To measure the VCW in dogs with different levels of MR severity. ANIMALS Two hundred and seventy-nine dogs were(More)
BACKGROUND Subaortic stenosis (SAS) is a common congenital heart disease in Boxers. Doppler-derived aortic peak velocity (AoPV) is a diagnostic criterion for the disease. OBJECTIVES To investigate the influence of emotional stress during echocardiographic examination on AoPV in normal and SAS-affected Boxers. To evaluate the effects of aortic root(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate the role and relative importance of auscultation and echocardiography traits as risk factors for the diagnosis of subaortic (SubAS) and pulmonic (PS) stenosis and to estimate the heritability (h(2)) of cardiac measurements taken through echocardiography for a random sample of Italian Boxer dogs. The data were(More)