Module 2 will discuss the ways in which heart failure is diagnosed. The signalment and history can provide important clues for a diagnosis. Factors such as age and breed can help highlight relative risk for valve disease and dilated cardiomyopathy.

  • Age — older (mitral valve disease), middle-aged (dilated cardiomyopathy)
  • Breed — small (mitral valve disease), large (dilated cardiomyopathy)