Reference : Repeatability, variability and reference values of pulsed wave Doppler echocardiographic...
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Human health sciences : General & internal medicine
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/123656
Repeatability, variability and reference values of pulsed wave Doppler echocardiographic measurements in healthy Saanen goats.
English
Leroux, Aurélia mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
Farnir, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Biostatistiques et bioinformatique appliquées aux sc. vétér. >]
Moonen, Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Cardiologie - Pathologie spéciale et réhabilitation >]
Sandersen, Charlotte mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
Deleuze, Stefan mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Obstét. et path. de la reprod. des anim. de comp. et équidés >]
Amory, Hélène mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
Oct-2012
BMC Veterinary Research
BioMed Central
8
190
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1746-6148
[en] goat ; pulsed wave ; Doppler echocardiography ; reference intervals ; repeatability ; variability
[en] Background
Pulsed wave (PW) Doppler echocardiography has become a routine non invasive cardiac diagnostic tool in most species. However, evaluation of intracardiac blood flow requires reference values, which are poorly documented in goats. The aim of this study was to test the repeatability, the variability, and to establish the reference values of PW measurements in healthy adult Saanen goats. Using a standardised PW Doppler echocardiographic protocol, 10 healthy adult unsedated female Saanen goats were investigated three times at one day intervals by the same observer. Mitral, tricuspid, aortic and pulmonary flows were measured from a right parasternal view, and mitral and aortic flows were also measured from a left parasternal view. The difference between left and right side measurements and the intra-observer inter-day repeatability were tested and then the reference values of PW Doppler echocardiographic parameters in healthy adult female Saanen goats were established.
Results
As documented in other species, all caprine PW Doppler parameters demonstrated a poor inter-day repeatability and a moderate variability. Tricuspid and pulmonary flows were best evaluated on the right side whereas mitral and aortic flows were best obtained on the left side, and reference values are reported for healthy adult Saanen goats.
Conclusions
PW Doppler echocardiography allows the measurement of intracardiac blood flow indices in goats. The reference values establishment will help interpreting these indices of cardiac function in clinical cardiac cases and developing animal models for human cardiology research.
French Community of Belgium (Actions de Recherches Concertées – Académie Wallonie-Europe)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/123656

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