The results are EPIC1

Groundbreaking results of the EPIC (Evaluation of Pimobendan In dogs with Cardiomegaly) Study, the largest veterinary cardiology study in history, are now published.

15-month delay

in time to composite primary endpoint compared with dogs receiving placebo*

60%more time

in asymptomatic stage B2
of heart disease*

10% more life

without CHF signs that impact quality of life or
cardiac-related death

PROVEN BENEFITS OF EARLY TREATMENT OF MYXOMATOUS MITRAL VALVE DISEASE (MMVD)—BEFORE CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (CHF)1

The EPIC Study showed a significant benefit in administering pimobendan in dogs with preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD)—before the onset of congestive heart failure (CHF) cardiac-related death, or euthanasia (composite primary endpoint).

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WHAT DOES THE EPIC STUDY MEAN FOR VETERINARIANS?

Discover how veterinarians can apply the findings of the EPIC Study to their clinical practice.

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HEAR FROM THE INVESTIGATORS

The EPIC Study represents a significant advancement in canine cardiology.
Watch the lead investigators discuss the implications of this groundbreaking study.

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WHAT DOES THE EPIC STUDY MEAN FOR DOGS AND THEIR OWNERS?

For pet owners, the EPIC Study results demonstrate how early treatment of MMVD can help dogs live longer, free from the symptoms of CHF.

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DIAGNOSING AND MANAGING PRECLINICAL MMVD

EPIC Study results can empower veterinarians to identify MMVD early and achieve better outcomes for their patients.

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DETAILS ABOUT THE EPIC STUDY

The EPIC Study is the largest prospective, randomised clinical study in veterinary cardiology history.

36 centres

centres

360 dogs

dogs

Double-blinded Placebo-controlled

double-blinded placebo-controlled

11 countries

countries

Over 5 years

years

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