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Mitral Valve Dysplasia

Mitral Valve Disease - Management

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Dogs affected with Mitral Valve Dysplasia (MVD) require special care. Attention to dental care, diet and exercise that reduce strain on the hearts and vital organs of of MVD affected dogs have been highly recommended.   Dental Care Studies have shown that the incidence of heart-valve pathology rises in dogs with concurrent dental disease. Bacteria residing in the mouth enter the bloodstream and settle on the heart valves,...
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Mitral Valve Dysplasia - Treatment

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Dogs affected with Mitral Valve Dysplasia (MVD) may opt for expensive and risky heart surgery. It is possible to replace the defective mitral valve; surgical replacement of heart valves is both costly and requires that the dog's renal system and other vital organs be in ideal condition. For those that do opt for open heart surgery, if the dog survives surgery, they may be essentially cured of the...
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Mitral Valve Disease - Management

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Dogs affected with Mitral Valve Dysplasia (MVD) require special care. Attention to dental care, diet and exercise that reduce strain on the hearts and vital organs of of MVD affected dogs have been highly recommended.   Dental Care Studies have shown that the incidence of heart-valve pathology rises in dogs with concurrent dental disease. Bacteria residing in the mouth enter the bloodstream and settle on the heart valves,...
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Mitral Valve Dysplasia - Treatment

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Dogs affected with Mitral Valve Dysplasia (MVD) may opt for expensive and risky heart surgery. It is possible to replace the defective mitral valve; surgical replacement of heart valves is both costly and requires that the dog's renal system and other vital organs be in ideal condition. For those that do opt for open heart surgery, if the dog survives surgery, they may be essentially cured of the...
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Mitral Valve Disease - Symptoms

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management The symptoms of Mitral Valve Dysplasia (MVD) vary depending on the stage of the disease. Four stages of MVD have been described: Stage A identifies patients at high risk for developing heart disease but that currently have no identifiable structural disorder of the heart (e.g. breeds that are genetically predisposed to MVD; see Overview for the list) Stage B identifies patients with structural heart disease (e.g., the typical...
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Mitral Valve Dysplasia - Overview

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Mitral Valve Dysplasia (MVD) is also known as Mitral Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Disorder, Mitral Valve Malformation, Mitral Dysplasia, Mitral Systolic Murmur, Cardiac Valve Disease (CVD), Endocardiosis, Atrioventricular Valve Endocardiosis, Chronic Degenerative Valvular Disease, Chronic Valvular Disease, Chronic Mitral Valve Insufficiency, Myxomatous Atrioventricular Degeneration, Chronic Valvular Fibrosis, Acquired Mitral Regurgitation or Insufficiency, and Mitral Valve Defect. Mitral Valve Dysplasia is a condition in which a defect in the...
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