Prediction of first onset of congestive heart failure in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease: the PREDICT cohort study.

@article{Reynolds2012PredictionOF,
  title={Prediction of first onset of congestive heart failure in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease: the PREDICT cohort study.},
  author={Caryn Alice Reynolds and Dorothy Brown and John Edward Rush and Philip R Fox and Thaibihn P Nguyenba and Linda B. Lehmkuhl and Sonya G Gordon and Heidi B. Kellihan and Rebecca L. Stepien and Bonnie K Lefbom and C. Kate Meier and Mark A Oyama},
  journal={Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={193-202}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for first-onset congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD). ANIMALS Eighty-two dogs with and without CHF secondary to DMVD were retrospectively assigned to a derivation cohort. Sixty-five dogs with asymptomatic DMVD were recruited into a prospective validation cohort. METHODS Variables associated with risk of CHF in dogs were identified in a derivation cohort and used to construct a predictive model, which was then… CONTINUE READING
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