Hypertensive cardiomyopathy in horses: 5 cases (1995-2011).
Cristobal Navas de Solis, JoAnn Slack, Raymond C Boston, Virginia B Reef
J Am Vet Med Assoc | Published : 2013
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prognosis and clinical, echocardiographic, and pathological features of hypertensive cardiomyopathy in horses. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: 5 horses with cardiac hypertrophy and systemic hypertension. PROCEDURES: Demographics, history, physical and cardiological examination findings, diagnosis, clinical progression, prognosis, and pathological findings were obtained from medical records. RESULTS: The primary diagnosis was chronic laminitis in 3 horses and chronic renal failure in 2. Persistent tachycardia, hypertension, chronic laminitis, or a combination of these prompted the cardiac evaluations. Blood pressure values (median [range]), measured noni..View full abstract