Causes of secondary dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs
This session will discuss the pathophysiology, diagnostic options and therapeutic options for commonly encountered causes of secondary dilated cardiomyopathy phenotypes in dogs. Following this session, participants should be:
• Familiar with current terminology and sources of information related to the most commonly encountered causes of dilated cardiomyopathy phenotypes in dogs
• Able to describe the most commonly encountered non-inherited etiologies that cause dilated cardiomyopathy phenotypes in dogs
• Able to recognize the clinicopathologic findings most commonly associated with dilated cardiomyopathy phenotypes due to various non-inherited etiologies in dogs
• Able to generate appropriate diagnostic plans to document and characterize dilated cardiomyopathy phenotypes due to various non-inherited etiologies in dogs
• Familiar with the therapeutic options available for treating dilated cardiomyopathy phenotypes due to various non-inherited etiologies in dogs
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Recording from 7 July 2022
Dr. Michael Aherne, MVB (Hons 1), GradDipVetStud, MS, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery), DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Michael Aherne is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He is originally from Ireland where he graduated with a first-class honors degree in Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin. After graduating, he subsequently spent several years in small animal general practice in Queensland, Australia before completing his rotating internship at the University of Sydney in Australia where he also completed a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies and was also successfully admitted by examination as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2012. Following a brief return to private practice in Sydney, he then moved to the USA to complete his cardiology residency as well as a Master’s degree in Biomedical and Veterinary Science at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 2017, following which, he took up his current position at the University of Florida. His areas of interest include cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, congenital cardiac disease, electrophysiology, advanced cardiac imaging techniques and veterinary education.