Degenerative Valve Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment - What's New? (2000)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Cardiology
Friday |  1:00 PM -  1:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||HEMISFAIR 2



Joao Orvalho

Joao Orvalho DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)<br>A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), Dr. Orvalho is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at The Ohio State University, and a residency in veterinary cardiology at the University of California, Davis.<br>After completing his residency, Dr. Orvalho joined the faculty of the UC Veterinary Medical Center - San Diego. He is especially interested in interventional cardiology, including pacemaker implantation, balloon valvuloplasty, and patent ductus arteriosus occlusion. His research has been focused on real time three-dimensional echocardiography, cardiorenal syndrome and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Orvalho enjoys living by the beach with his family, two Golden Retrievers and two great Maine Coon cats.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Degenerative valve disease is the most common type of heart disease in dogs. New diagnostic tools and therapeutic protocols will be discussed, with the goal of improving early detection and management of this disease.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn new diagnostic tests

2. Identify the disease process

3. Apply new treatment protocols

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