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Feline Cardiology Clinical Studies

The Cardiology service at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) strives to provide comprehensive and innovative research through clinical trials. Primary Care Veterinarians may refer companion animals for cardiology clinical trials due to symptoms of heart disease or detection of potential heart abnormalities. Aside from clinical trials, the Cardiology service provides state-of-the-art cardiovascular diagnostic services and therapies, including medical therapy and minimally invasive interventional therapies. To learn more about the Cardiology service at the OVC, please click here.

Evaluating Potential Blood Biomarkers for Feline Heart Disease (HCM)

Complete Title: Evaluation of Potential Novel Biomarkers for Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Researchers at OVC have identified a set of genes that
are differently expressed in hearts from cats with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) compared to healthy cats. The products of these genes are known to be released into the blood and might therefore be useful as markers for HCM.

Inclusion criteria (two groups):

  • Healthy, male cats ≥ 2 years – RECRUITMENT COMPLETE FOR THIS GROUP
  • Male and female cats ≥ 2 years with HCM and no concurrent medical conditions

NEW! Comparison of Small Molecules in the Blood Samples of Cats With and Without Heart Disease

Complete Title: Circulating miRNA profiles in cats with and without hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


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