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Add VETMEDIN to your standard treatment protocol for CHF
Standard CHF treatment
There is no cure for canine congestive heart failure (CHF), and surgery to prevent further cardiac deterioration is rarely practical in canine patients. As a result, CHF treatment focuses on reducing clinical signs to help improve and extend life.1
As appropriate based on individual patient needs, current cardiac treatment protocols for dogs exhibiting clinical signs of CHF include:2-4
- VETMEDIN to reduce preload and afterload, increase cardiac output, and dilate veins and arteries.1,5,6
- Diuretics, such as furosemide, to help reduce fluid accumulation in the lungs, chest cavity, and/or abdomen.
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to help reduce vascular resistance.
Studies show benefits of early VETMEDIN use in dogs exhibiting clinical signs
Important safety information
VETMEDIN should not be given in case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or any other clinical condition where an augmentation of cardiac output is inappropriate for functional or anatomical reasons.
The safety of VETMEDIN has not been established in dogs with:
- Asymptomatic heart disease
- Heart failure caused by etiologies other than atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy
- Dogs younger than 6 months of age
- Dogs with congenital heart defects
- Dogs with diabetes mellitus or other serious metabolic diseases
- Dogs used for breeding or pregnant or lactating bitches