Cardiopulmonary function in dogs with serious chronic heartworm disease.

@article{Kitagawa1992CardiopulmonaryFI,
  title={Cardiopulmonary function in dogs with serious chronic heartworm disease.},
  author={Hitoshi Kitagawa and Akio Kubota and Kenji Yasuda and Yuichi Hirano and Yoshihide Sasaki},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={1992},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={751-6}
}
Cardiopulmonary function was examined in 18 dogs with serious chronic heartworm disease showing ascites, subcutaneous edema, prostration, weakness, jaundice and so on. After surgical heartworm removal from the pulmonary arteries, 10 dogs recovered (surviving group), and 8 dogs died or were euthanatized because of poor prognosis (nonsurviving group). The number of live heartworms residing in the pulmonary arteries of the surviving group tended to be larger than that in the nonsurviving group. At… CONTINUE READING