Degenerative valve disease is sadly a common problem in dogs, particularly small breeds such as Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Poodles, Terriers and others. The condition is progressive and the valve continues to degrade until the heart can no longer compensate which results in congestive heart failure.
Dr. George Kramer, a veterinary cardiologist, has founding a veterinary medical device company, Ultravet Medical Devices to create devices that would treat common problems in veterinary medicine that don't have any current effective treatments.
Ultravet Medical Devices is developing a device which could be used to treat dogs with degenerative mitral/tricuspid valve disease.
They started a fundraiser on Indiegogo to fund the development. Their pilot study in 2013 demonstrated that this treatment could work for dogs with degenerative valve disease.
They are looking for support to move their project forward. I believe it is worthy checking out.
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