Course Overview: This presentation is a practical, clinically relevant review of the latest updates in the diagnosis and management of mitral valve disease in dogs. Recent data, including the 2021 BESST study and 2019 ACVIM guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs, will be discussed with tips to apply the findings to your daily practice.
Dr. Mark Oyama, DVM, MSCE, DACVIM is a professor of Cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He studied veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois, earning his Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical specialties include cardiology, cardiac examinations, echocardiograms and much more. His research areas include animal models of heart disease.