Serum cardiac troponin i concentrations in clinically normal and Dirofilaria immitis infected Korean Jindo dogs

Soo Hyen Hwang, Hyung Jin Park, Kyoung Won Seo, Sang Eun Lee, Kun Ho Song

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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) concentrations in clinically normal (uninfected) Korean Jindo dogs and those infected with Dirofilaria (D.) immitis. Forty Korean Jindo dogs (22 females, 18 males) were obtained from two kennels in the Boryeong area of Chungnam Province and the Daejeon area, Korea. Significantly higher cTnI concentrations were observed in D. immitis-infected dogs than clinically normal dogs. cTnI testing in addition to thoracic radiography, echocardiography, and electrocardiography shows promise as an additional method for diagnosis of heartworm infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-54
Number of pages2
JournalKorean Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac troponin I
  • Dirofilaria immitis
  • Korean Jindo dog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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