DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY RESEARCH

Volunteers are still needed for our research in the dilated cardiomyopathy in Great Danes.  We have seen over 150 Danes for screening at the University of Liverpool – but we need more!

We have reduced the age limit for screening to 4-years – so if you have a Dane 4-years or older we need you!  We are offering a free examination by a cardiologist free health screening blood samples and a free heart scan if you can bring your dog to the University of Liverpool.

We are also now sending out Holter monitors to be fitted to any dog aged 1-year or older.  This is an ECG monitor (not the same as a heart scan) which needs to be fitted by your vet, but you don’t need to make the journey to Liverpool.  This will provide us with much needed information about arrhythmias (palpitations) in Danes and may become a screening test for DCM that can be used in young dogs in the future.

Please contact Hannah Stephenson on  hmc79@liverpool.ac.uk or 0151 795 6100 for more information, or call Joan Toohey on the same number if you want to book an appointment.

Now from 1 year old!!

Cardiology at University of Liverpool http://www.liv.ac.uk/sath/services/cardiology/