Medical management of myxomatous mitral valve disease : an evidence-based veterinary medicine approach

Show simple item record Burchell, Richard K. Schoeman, Johan P. 2014-12-12T09:48:15Z 2014-12-12T09:48:15Z 2014-10-22
dc.description.abstract Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is the most common heart disease of dogs. The current management of MMVD in dogs is mostly pharmacological, and the recommendations for treatment are based on a number of veterinary studies. Notwithstanding the current consensus regarding the medical management of MMVD, there remains active debate as to which drugs are the most effective. In order to understand how recommendations are constructed in the pharmacological management of diseases, the veterinarian needs to understand the concept of evidence-based veterinary medicine, and how the findings of these studies can be applied in their own practices. This review summarises the current veterinary literature and explains how the consensus regarding the management of MMVD has been reached. This review highlights the limitations of veterinary studies in order to provide veterinary practitioners with a sense of the difficulty there is in establishing the benefit of one treatment over the other. Veterinarians should therefore apply treatment recommendations based on the best evidence, integrated with a pathomechanistic understanding of the disease process and clinical experience. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Burchell. R.K. & Schoeman, J., 2014, ' Medical management of myxomatous mitral valve disease: An evidence-based veterinary medicine approach', Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 85(1), Art. #1095, 7 pages. 10.4102/jsava.v85i1.1095. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2809 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2224-9435 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/jsava.v85i1.1095
dc.identifier.other 7005814117
dc.identifier.other J-6765-2013
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_ZA
dc.subject Heart disease en_ZA
dc.subject Dogs en_ZA
dc.subject Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) en_ZA
dc.title Medical management of myxomatous mitral valve disease : an evidence-based veterinary medicine approach en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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