(Posted 24 September 2020)

Worldwide survey about echocardiographic assessment of left atrial (LA) size in dogs and cats

Our cardiology research group, which includes cardiologists/researchers from many countries in the world, hereby invite veterinarians who perform/have performed echocardiography in dogs and cats on a regular basis to participate in a survey-study. In this study, we aim to gain information about veterinarians' preferences for LA size assessment in dogs and cats. The questionnaire (in English) will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, and you can answer via any device with internet access and web browser. All information you provide is anonymous and will be treated in the strictest confidence. The results of the study will be published in an internationally peer-reviewed journal in the future.

Your response is crucial for obtaining an overview of what veterinarians actually do in practice. The information obtained may serve as a background for future improvements in the area. We really appreciate your input!


If you need more information regarding this survey, please contact:    Tel: +46-18-67 29 57

Kind regards,

Yu-Wen Momo Kuo
PhD student, DVM, MS

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences(SLU)

Research group:
Ingrid Ljungvall, Associate Professor, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
Jens Häggström, Professor, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
Sonya G. Gordon, Professor, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)
Katja Höglund, Associate Professor, DVM, PhD
Etienne Côté, Professor, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)
Mark Rishniw, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)
Mark Dirven, DVM, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
Yong-Wei Joey Hung, DVM, MS, Dipl. AiCVIM (Cardiology)
Ta-Li Lu, DVM

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