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W05-040: A Clinically Viable B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Assay For Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

This project will refine a blood test for a form of heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which was developed by these researchers in a Winn-funded project from 2000. A hormone produced by the heart called BNP is proving to be a useful marker for heart disease in both humans and cats. This simple blood test could be a valuable addition to the tests that are currently available (such as X-rays or echocardiography).

Grant ID: W05-040

Status: Active

Year Funded: 2005

Amount awarded: $12,800

Investigator: Philip F. Solter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVP, D. David Sisson, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), Mark A. Oyama, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology). College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois