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Research article2013Peer reviewedOpen access

Longitudinal Analysis of Quality of Life, Clinical, Radiographic, Echocardiographic, and Laboratory Variables in Dogs with Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease Receiving Pimobendan or Benazepril: The QUEST Study

Häggström, Jens; Boswood, A.; O'Grady, Michael; Jöns, O.; Smith, S.; Swift, S.; Borgarelli, Michele; Gavaghan, Brad; Kvart, Clarence; DiFruscia, Rocky


Conclusions and Clinical ImportancePimobendan versus benazepril resulted in similar QoL during the study, but conferred increased time before intensification of CHF treatment. Pimobendan treatment resulted in smaller heart size, higher body temperature, and less retention of free water.


Canine; Mitral regurgitation; Mortality; Therapy

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Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2013, Volume: 27, number: 6, pages: 1441-1451