Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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