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Table 1 Type and grade of atherosclerotic and arteriosclerotic lesions in hearts and aorta of dogs (n = 16)

From: Chlamydia in canine or feline coronary arteriosclerotic lesions

No Breed Sex Age Organ Grade Type Other organs affected Concurrent lesions in the heart and other organs
1 Mongrel M 11 Heart ++ to +++ atherosclerosis none DIC lung, chronic cholecystitis, necrosis liver & spleen
2 Mongrel M 13 Heart +++ atherosclerosis none Chemodectoma heart
3 Bull terrier F 11 Heart + hyperplastic none Amyloidosis kidney, liver, spleen, heart & intestine
4 Neapolitan Mastiff MC 4 Heart + to ++ hyperplastic none Glomerulonephritis, heart infarct
5 Dachshund M 17 Heart + to ++ hyperplastic none Endocardiosis AV valves
6 St. Bernard M 4 Heart ++ hyperplastic none Dilatative cardio-myopathy
7 Mongrel MC 11 Heart ++ hyperplastic lung, kidney Chronic lung hyper-tension, chronic interstitial nephritis
8 Scottish terrier F 12 Heart ++ to +++ hyperplastic none Hepatoma liver
9 Golden Retriever FC 12 Heart ++ to +++ hyperplastic none Intestinal lymphoma
10 Bernese mountain dog F 2 Heart + to ++ hyperplastic and hyaline none Chronic glomerulo-nephritis & interstitial nephritis
11 Large Münsterländer F 13 Heart ++ hyperplastic and hyaline none Hemangiosarcoma heart & kidney
12 Jack Russel terrier F 11 Heart ++ to +++ hyperplastic and hyaline none Myocardial fibrosis & AV endocardiosis left
13 German shepherd M 13 Heart +++ hyperplastic and hyaline none endocardiosis AV left & Aortic valves
14 Bernese mountain dog M 9 Heart +++ hyperplastic and hyaline none Hemangiosarcoma kidney
15 Dobermann F 11 Heart ++ to +++ hyaline none Chronic interstitial nephritis
16 Manchester terrier FC 13 Aorta ++ hyaline none Glomerulonephritis
  1. + mild; ++ moderate; +++ severe; - not present
  2. AV, Atrioventricular; M, Male; F, Female; MC, Male Castrated, FC, Female Castrated;