Prevalence of congenital heart disease in 76,301 mixed-breed dogs and 57,025 mixed-breed cats.

@article{Schrope2015PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of congenital heart disease in 76,301 mixed-breed dogs and 57,025 mixed-breed cats.},
  author={Donald P Schrope},
  journal={Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={192-202}
}
OBJECTIVE Assess the prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in a large population of mixed-breed dogs and cats. ANIMALS 76,301 mixed-breed dogs and 57,025 mixed-breed cats. METHODS Retrospective review of records and examinations based on specified diagnostic criteria. RESULTS Among mixed-breed dogs, the prevalence of CHD was 0.13% (51.4% female) and of innocent murmurs was 0.10% (53.0% male). Pulmonic stenosis was the most common defect followed by patent ductus arteriosus, aortic… CONTINUE READING
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