Histologic Characterization of Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  title={Histologic Characterization of Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy},
  author={Anna Tidholm and Lennart J{\"o}nsson},
  journal={Veterinary Pathology},
  pages={1 - 8}
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), characterized by chamber dilatation and myocardial systolic and diastolic dysfunction, is one of the most common heart diseases in dogs. [] Key Result Review of reports on histologic findings in dogs with clinically diagnosed DCM reveals two histologically distinct forms of DCM: 1) cardiomyopathy of Boxers and Doberman Pinschers, corresponding to the “fatty infiltration-degenerative” type and 2) the form seen in many giant, large-, and medium-sized breeds, including some Boxers…

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