Title

Species-Spanning Echocardiography: Cardiovascular Insights from Across the Animal Kingdom.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-10-2020

Publication Title

Current Cardiology Reports

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objective of this review is to present comparative echocardiography as a source of insights for human cardiovascular medicine.

RECENT FINDINGS: We present echocardiographic examples of high impact human cardiovascular pathologies, including valvular, vascular, conduction, and myocardial disorders, in a wide range of species in varying environments. Unique features associated with comparative echocardiographic assessments are linked to human cardiology, including natural animal models of resistance and vulnerability. The cardiovascular vulnerabilities and strengths of other species can be a source of invaluable insights for human healthcare professionals. Echocardiography is playing a key role in bridging human and veterinary cardiology. Consequently, species-spanning echocardiography can deliver novel insights for human medicine.

Volume

22

Issue

12

First Page

165

Last Page

165

DOI

10.1007/s11886-020-01417-8

ISSN

1534-3170

PubMed ID

33037937

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