This site provides information on the EPIC study and details on case recruitment for veterinary professionals worldwide. Pimobendan is a prescription only medicine, licensed for the treatment of congestive heart failure due to mitral valve disease or dilated cardiomyopathy.

The EPIC Trial site is intended for veterinary professionals. By clicking 'Continue' you are affirming that you are a veterinary professional.



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A Dog’s Heart and Circulation

The heart is a four-chambered pump made of muscle. The four chambers are separated by heart valves that ensure that blood can only flow in one direction.

The heart is a part of the circulatory system along with the lungs and blood vessels.  Each contraction of the heart muscle pumps blood around the body, supplying the organs with the energy and oxygen they need, while at the same time carrying away the waste products.

 

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