Cardiac Troponin in Canine Cardiology: Diagnostic Applications, Clinical Significance, and Therapeutic Implications

A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381). This special issue belongs to the section "Anatomy, Histology and Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 105

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Dear Colleagues,

Cardiac troponins are endogenous substances secreted into the bloodstream due to heart injury. They are involved in cardiomyocyte contraction and relaxation and are considered sensitive and specific markers of myocardial damage in dogs. The cardiac troponin assay is used to help support the diagnosis of various disorders, including heart failure, myocarditis, and cardiomyopathies. Several studies have reported increased levels of cardiac troponins in dogs affected by different cardiac diseases, such as acquired and congenital cardiac diseases, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, pericardial effusion, cardiac contusion, cardiotoxic drugs, and neoplasia. As it is increasingly recommended that a multi-marker approach be used in the evaluation and prognosis of canine cardiac patients, the potential of cardiac troponins as biomarkers of hemodynamic stress has great importance and requires further research.

It is our pleasure to invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue on “Cardiac Troponin in Canine Cardiology: Diagnostic Applications, Clinical Significance, and Therapeutic Implications” in the journal Veterinary Sciences, with the aim of focusing on the diagnostic possibilities, clinical applications, and theraputic impacts of troponin in cardiovascular diseases in dogs. We welcome submissions of original research and review articles that highlight recent advances in the use of cTnI for the management of canine heart diseases

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Annamaria Passantino
Prof. Dr. Michela Pugliese
Guest Editors

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  • biomarkers
  • cardiac troponins
  • companion animals
  • myocardial damage

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