Mitral Valve Disease Study: Dogs


To evaluate the relevance of history and presentation in the evaluation of chronic valve disease in small breed dogs.

Case Selection           

All dogs <20kg and older than 8 years with a significant systolic heart murmur. Study will cover a free echocardiogram.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Dogs with other clinically relevant cardiac diseases (minor tricuspid valve disease will be included).
  • Dogs receiving antitussive medications (including corticosteroids, bronchodilators, cough suppressants).

Owner Incentives

Clients will be responsible for some of the evaluation, but will be given a substantial discount.

The following is provided by the Study at NO CHARGE to clients:

  • Echocardiogram  (normally $519)
  • ECG (normally $147)

Client Responsibilities

  • Exam fee ($184)
  • Thoracic radiography ($333):  would not be repeated if adequate films already acquired

For More Information

Katie Pesce, VMD
Cardiology Department
Phone: (732) 747-3636