Pet Profiles 2016

Duke

Duke

Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  12 years old
Diagnosis:  Stage D+
Hometown:  New York Owner:  Nicole Hagoul Cardiologist:  Dr. George Kramer, Atlantic Coast Veterinary Hospital Surgical Team: France, Drs. Masami Uechi, Sabine & Jean Hugues Bozon

Duke has had a known murmur since he was adopted and vets said from the beginning it would develop into heart failure. In November 2015, Duke was taken to the vet with labored breathing and was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure and had fluid on his lungs. For a year after, Duke was treated with holistic supplements and acupuncture as well as a substantial cocktail of medications prescribed by Dr. Kramer.

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Bodhi

Bodhi

Breed:  Yorkipoo
Age:  10 years old
Diagnosis:  Stage C
Hometown:  San Marcos, CA Owners: Liz Margin & Andrew Berke Cardiologist:  Dr. Timothy Hodge, UC Veterinary Medical Center, San Diego Surgical Team: France, Drs. Masami Uechi, Sabine & Jean Hugues Bozon

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.

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs | Mighty Hearts Project

Tiffany

Tiffany

Breed: Maltipoo
Age: 9 years old
Diagnosis: Stage C
Hometown: New York, NY Owner: Margaret Frederico Cardiologist : Dr. Keith Blass Surgical Team: France, Drs. Masami Uechi, Sabine & Jean Hugues Bozon

Tiffany was diagnosed on October 4, 2016 with stage C MVD. It was also suspected that she had numerous ruptured chordae tendineae. Her prognosis was poor. Her disease had a rapid onset and quick progression. At her prior check-up no murmur was even detected. Tiffany had surgery with Dr. Uechi at the BOZON Clinic on December 6, 2016. As suspected, Tiffany had 5 ruptured chordae.

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs | Mighty Hearts Project

Levi

Breed:  Coton de Tulear
Age:  9 years old
Diagnosis:  Stage B2
Hometown:  Vienna, VA Owners: Kimberly & Virginia Schoenauer Cardiologist: Dr. Peckens CVCA Cardiac Care Instagram:  @levischoenauer Levi's Surgery Story Primary Vet:  Dr. Richards and Vanderhoof Caring Hands Animal Hospital Surgical Team: France, Drs. Masami Uechi, Sabine & Jean Hugues Bozon

Levi was diagnosed in July during a routine checkup with a heart murmur that was not present a few months earlier. Cardiologists confirmed that the murmur was a result of Mitral Valve Disease and chord rupture with an enlarged heart, stage B1. Prior to surgery, Levi was assessed at stage B2, his heart condition somewhat stabilized with drug therapy between July and December. Levi had Mitral Valve Repair at the Bozon Clinic in Versailles, France on December 6, 2016.

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs | Mighty Hearts Project

Zoey

Zoey

Breed:  Maltese
Age:  5 years old
Diagnosis:  Stage B2
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Owner:  Nathan Estes Instagram: @ZoeyMarieEstes Read Zoey's full surgery story here Cardiologist:  Dr. Timothy Hodge, UC Veterinary Medical Center, San Diego Surgical Team: France, Drs. Masami Uechi, Sabine & Jean Hugues Bozon

Zoey was diagnosed in July of 2016 with a heart murmur and stage B2 of mitral valve disease with a very enlarged heart.  She was stabilized with drug therapies until her surgery date which was October 26, 2016 at the Bozon Clinic in Versailles, France.  Today, Zoey remains in stable condition and had a great checkup at her 3-month postoperative appointment.  Her heart size and reduced regurgitation have remained steady since she left the clinic in France and is now cleared for normal puppy activity.

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs | Mighty Hearts Project

Prudence

Prudence

Breed:  Cavalier King Charles
Age:  8 years old
Diagnosis:  Stage D
Hometown:  Carlsbad, CA Owner:  Kari Puzzullo Instagram: @dear._prudence Cardiologist:  Dr. Timothy Hodge, UC Veterinary Medical Center, San Diego Surgical Team: France, Drs. Masami Uechi, Sabine & Jean Hugues Bozon

Prudence was diagnosed with a heart murmur for the first time in June 2016.  We immediately had a cardiologist perform an echocardiogram which revealed stage B2 mitral valve disease.  Unfortunately, Prudence's MVD progressed rapidly and within 6 weeks was in congestive heart failure.  At the time of her surgery on October 24, 2016 she was in refractory stage D (hospitalized).  Prudence's MVD is now reduced to stage B1 (murmur: no enlargement).  Her echocardiogram shows the mitral valve regurgitation is significantly reduced and her murmur is a grade 2.

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs | Mighty Hearts Project