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Myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs
  1. Adrian Boswood

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Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK e-mail: aboswood@rvc.ac.uk

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DEGENERATIVE mitral valve disease is the most common cardiac disease of dogs and, as such, it is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The frequency with which dogs are affected by this condition has two implications. First, dogs affected by this disease will be regularly encountered by veterinary surgeons working in small animal primary-care practice; and second, successfully managing patients with …

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