Unravelling the pathophysiology of mitral valve regurgitation in horses in order to provide a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis

01 October 2022 → 31 October 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Cardiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary anatomy, morphology and (clinical) pathology
    • Veterinary internal medicine and pathophysiology
    • Veterinary physiology, pathophysiology and biochemistry
Mitral valve regurgitation Horse Echocardiography
Project description

Mitral valve regurgitation is a frequent finding in athletic horses and often has important economic consequences when diagnosed in sport horses at prepurchase examination. The aim of this project is to unravel the pathophysiology of equine mitral valve disease in order to improve the diagnosis and provide a more accurate prognosis, using echocardiography and cardiac biomarkers.