Risk factors for coughing in dogs with naturally acquired myxomatous mitral valve disease.

@article{Ferasin2013RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for coughing in dogs with naturally acquired myxomatous mitral valve disease.},
  author={Luca Ferasin and Levi Crews and David S. Biller and Kenneth E. Lamb and Michele Borgarelli},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          286-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cough often is reported as the primary clinical sign of congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs with chronic degenerative myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). Concurrent airway disease and compression of the left mainstem bronchus by a large left atrium also have been proposed as potential causes of coughing in these patients. OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between the presence of coughing and different potential causes of cough, including CHF, abnormal radiographic… CONTINUE READING
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