Associations between N-terminal procollagen type III, fibrosis and echocardiographic indices in dogs that died due to myxomatous mitral valve disease.


OBJECTIVES To evaluate associations between N-terminal procollagen type III (PIIINP), a serum biomarker of collagen biosynthesis, and myocardial fibrosis in dogs with naturally-occurring myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). ANIMALS Twenty-two dogs with echocardiographically-confirmed MMVD were prospectively recruited from a hospital population. All… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvc.2014.08.002


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