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Rational Use of Cardiac Biomarkers in Dogs and Cats*

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Vol 6 - Issue 4
Written by Kieran Borgeat BSc(Hons) BVSc MVetMed CertVC DipACVIM (Cardiology) DipECVIMCA (Cardiology) MRCVS American and European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology
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Rational Use of Cardiac Biomarkers in Dogs and Cats*

Rational Use of Cardiac Biomarkers in Dogs and Cats

Rational Use of Cardiac Biomarkers in Dogs and Cats: Cardiac biomarkers, specifically NT-proBNP and cardiac troponin I, are commercially available blood tests that measure cardiac stress and muscle damage. Although Cardiac Biomarkers have been available at reference laboratories for around fifteen years, research is still often published which changes how we think about using these tests as part of a rational approach to clinical cases in general practice. Because of this, expert consensus changes rapidly. In this article, we will review the key evidence supporting the use of eachbiomarker and look at how to integrate theory into clinical practice.Specifically, we will discuss the use of NT-proBNP in screening for occult heart disease, and the prognostic value of cardiac troponin I in cats and dogs.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:

Kieran Borgeat BSc(Hons) BVSc MVetMed CertVC DipACVIM (Cardiology) DipECVIMCA (Cardiology) MRCVS American and European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

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