Bodhi

Bodhi MVD Repair Surgery

Bodhi is a 10 year old Yorkipoo from San Marcos, CA.  Bodhi was diagnosed in the summer of 2015 in Phoenix, AZ with mitral valve disease and told nothing could be done except to medicate and given 1-2 years to live.  Prior to surgery, Dr. Sabine Bozon diagnosed an advanced stage of mitral valve disease and saw that Bodhi's heart was close to rupture.  Intervention was performed on December 7, 2016 at the Bozon Clinic in Versailles, France.  Currently, Bodhi has some tracheal collapse which leaves him coughing at times but other than that he will be ready to run on the beach again once he is cleared for normal activity.  Dr. Hodge evaluated Bodhi at his one month post-surgery check up and said his heart was back to a normal size and that his regurgitation level was at about 28% compared to over 80% at the time of surgery.

Cardiologist: Dr. Timothy Hodge

Owners: Liz Margin & Andrew Berke

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs | Mighty Hearts Project