Pulmonary Hypertension in Canine Degenerative Valve Disease: The Silent Killer (2002)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Cardiology
Friday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 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: 1


Pulmonary hypertension secondary to degenerative valve disease is an important diagnosis that requires special attention from the clinicians due to its deleterious impact on quality of life and life expectancy. Pathophysiology and treatment will be presented.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension

2. Identify the patients with pulmonary hypertension

3. Choose the best therapeutic protocol for a patient with pulmonary hypertension

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