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Prediction of clinically important acquired cardiac disease without an echocardiogram in large breed dogs using a combination of clinical, radiographic and electrocardiographic variables

S. Wesselowski, S.G. Gordon, N. Meddaugh, A.B. Saunders, J. Häggström, K. Cusack, B.W. Janacek and D.J. Matthews | Journal of Veterinary Cardiology | August 2021
The objectives of this retrospective study were to (1) assess the clinical utility of thoracic radiographs and (2) to explore the potential utility of prediction models incorporating radiographic measurements, physical examination (PE) and electrocardiogram (ECG) to predict clinically important dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) in the absence of an echocardiogram in large-breed (LB) dogs…