publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Discrepancies in Identification of Left Atrial Enlargement Using Left Atrial Volume versus Left Atrial‐to‐Aortic Root Ratio in Dogs

Wesselowski, S.; Borgarelli, M.; Bello, N.M.; Abbott, J.;
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  • Published: 13 Nov 2018 Journal: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, volume 28, pages 1,527-1,533 (issn: 0891-6640, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Background Left atrial size is prognostically important in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). Hypothesis/Objectives To compare the level of agreement in identification of left atrial enlargement (LAE) between the left atrial-to-aortic root ratio (LA : Ao) and left atrial volume using the biplane area-length method indexed to body weight (LA Vol/BW). Animals Sixty dogs with MMVD and 22 normal dogs were prospectively studied with 2-dimensional echocardiography. Methods The upper limit of normal for LA Vol/BW was defined as 1.1 mL/kg. LA : Ao was deemed normal if ≤1.5. To define overall disease severity, each dog was assigned a mitral regurgitation s...
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Discrepancies in Identification of Left Atrial Enlargement Using Left Atrial Volume versus Left Atrial‐to‐Aortic Root Ratio in Dogs

Wesselowski, S.; Borgarelli, M.; Bello, N.M.; Abbott, J.;