Study on Cardiac Biomarkers

Study on Cardiac Biomarkers

Our cardiologists are conducting a study about a new marker for heart diseases. If you have an adult dog, which is healthy or has a valvular disease or dilated cardiomyopathy and you would like a free heart scan, please contact us.

Heart type fatty acid binding protein (HFABP) is a novel cardiac biomarker being used in humans to detect myocardial insult and believed to provide additional information to other markers such as troponin and natriurectic peptides (BNP) with regards to the early detection and prognosis of heart disease. HFABP’s utility in companion animals is currently unknown, and the aim of the present study is to determine its potential use for detecting, monitoring, and providing prognostic information on dogs with degenerative valvular disease and dilated cardiomyopathy.

We are looking to recruit both adult healthy dogs and dogs with degenerative valvular disease or dilated cardiomyopathy (preclinical or clinical).

Find out more about the study and how you can get involved.