Heart disease as a cause of death in insured Swedish dogs younger than 10 years of age.

@article{Egenvall2006HeartDA,
  title={Heart disease as a cause of death in insured Swedish dogs younger than 10 years of age.},
  author={Agneta Egenvall and Brenda N. Bonnett and Jens H{\"a}ggstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={894-903}
}
BACKGROUND Population-based information on disease occurrence is paramount in clinical decision making and in designing preventative measures, but such information is scarce. HYPOTHESIS The risk of cardiac death is higher in certain breeds and mortality varies by age and sex. DOGS: Dogs that were life insured by an animal insurance company between 1995 and 2002. METHODS The mortality pattern for heart disease in insured dogs up to 10 years of age was studied. The influences of sex, age… CONTINUE READING

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