Estimation of vertebral heart size and cardiothoracic ratio in Persian cats


Sak D., PAZVANT G.

ANATOMIA HISTOLOGIA EMBRYOLOGIA, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ahe.12659
  • Dergi Adı: ANATOMIA HISTOLOGIA EMBRYOLOGIA

Özet

The study aimed to determine the reference values related to vertebral heart size (VHS) and cardiothoracic ratio (CTR), which are effective in the evaluation of the thorax diseases and especially cardiomegaly of the brachycephalic cats using the morphometric data of thorax and heart obtained from the radiographic images of the thoracic region of the Persian cats. It was determined that lying position during radiography did not affect VHS and CTR values. Also, the sex factor did not have a significance on these values. The fact that the VHS value of 8.16 thoracic vertebrae averagely found in the Persian cats is higher than 7.5 thoracic vertebrae value averagely stated in the studies conducted with the cats of different breeds is considered since the breed is brachycephalic.