Editorial: Novel Insight Into the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardio(Thoracic) Diseases in Dogs and Cats


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Hamabe L., Kocatürk M., Yılmaz Z., Tanaka R.

FRONTIERS IN VETERINARY SCIENCES, no.9, pp.1-2, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)

Abstract

“Improved diet, management, and health care of companion animals have led to increased life expectancy, as a result, cardiac diseases have become pivotal causes of death for both dogs and cats. For such reason, a major objective has become to increase the quality of life by reducing the expansion of cardiac diseases via early detection of diseases and provision of effective treatment.

Conventional echocardiography and cardiac biomarkers, such as N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-ProBNP) and cardiac troponin I (cTnI), are the most routinely applied method of diagnosing cardiac disorders. While they provide a diagnosis when cardiac dysfunction is prominent, prediction or early diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction prior to the development of overt clinical symptoms is challenging. This Research Topic aims to provide the recent trends in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiothoracic diseases in dogs and cats. It presents 9 peer-reviewed research articles, which explore the diagnosis and treatment of cardiothoracic diseases with emphasis on novel echocardiographic techniques and bio-fluid analysis of cardiac biomarkers.”