Table 4

Further characteristics of DCM diseased dogs
Sample name Age of diagnosis of DCM (years) Age at the date of serum sampling (years) Time of treatment prior to serum sampling (days) Drug therapy administered until the time of serum sampling Outcome Age at the time of death (years)
DoCM 5 11.2 11.5 140 Pimobendan, ACE Inhibitor, Sotalol Other systemic disease (gastric volvulus) 11.9
DoCM 6 7.5 7.8 119 Pimobendan, ACE Inhibitor, Amiodarone Sudden cardiac death 8.6
DoCM 7 7.4 8.5 397 Pimobendan, ACE Inhibitor, Sotalol Euthanasia because of non-responsive congestive heart failure 9.2
DoCM 8 3.0 3.6 321 Pimobendan, ACE Inhibitor, Amiodarone* Euthanasia because of non-responsive congestive heart failure 4.3

DoCM: Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers. ACE: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme. *: The medication was not consistently administered because of incompliance of the owner.

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Steudemann et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:12   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-12

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