The use of cardiac biomarkers in dogs and cats

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Cardiac biomarkers can be helpful in differentiating cardiac from non-cardiac disease in dyspnoeic patients, in detecting occult heart disease and in determining prognosis in patients with both cardiac and some non-cardiac diseases. Cardiac troponin I and N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptide are the most widely used in clinical practice and can easily be measured from a blood sample. However, there are limitations in their use and appropriate interpretation of results is important. This article will discuss the physiology of these biomarkers and the evidence available for their use in dogs and cats
Original languageEnglish
JournalUK-VET Companion animal
Issue number10
Early online date3 Oct 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Oct 2018


  • biochemical markers
  • troponin
  • natriuretic peptides
  • heart
  • canine
  • | feline


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