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Cardiologic Research Group

RESEARCH GROUP LEADERS:  Dr. Károly Vörös PhD, DSc, university professor and Dr. Ferenc Manczur PhD., associate professor



Professor: Dr. Károly Vörös

Associate professor: Dr. Ferenc Manczur
Research fellows: Dr. Zoltán Dudás Györki, Dr. Csaba Hetyey
Assistants: 2 persons
PhD student: Dr. Márton Balogh


Pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases in dogs and cats; Digital sound recording and processing in cardiologic diagnostics; Clinical diagnostics and therapy of canine heartworm disease.


Hungarian Small Animal Veterinary Association

Hungarian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung


Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,  Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, the Netherlands, Prof. Dr. Viktor Szatmári, PhD
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Klinik für Kleintiere, Germany, Prof. Dr. Ingo Nolte and Dr. Stephan Hungerbühler director of diagnostic ultrasound unit

Budatétényi Veterinary Clinic Ltd, Dr. László Laczkó, director, veterinarian

Depertment of Parasitology and Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Prof. Dr. Róbert Farkas, DSc, university professor

Department of Antomy and Histology, University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Dr. Ferenc Szalay, PhD, associate professor


complex cardiological examinations (echocardiography, electrocardiography)
digital phonocardiography
analysis of cardiac arrhythmias
testing the effectiveness of drugs used in heart failure and arrhythmia

clinical diagnostics and therapy of canine heartworm disease


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(Ministry of Human Capacities)

Farkas, R. and Vörös, K.: New challenges and possibilities int he diagnostics and therapy of canine hertworm disease.

In the first part of the research, parasitological and molecular biological methods are applied to diagnose the infection of dogs by D. immitis and/or D. repens. Then 7 D. immitis antigen test are used to examine the blood of infected and non-infected dogs. In the second part of the study, infected dogs are sedated with butorphanol before the injection of the adulticide drug melarsomine to decrease local pain and to provide the necessary immobility. The thickness of the lumbar muscles are measured by ultrasonography, then the absorption of melarsomine and the possible local sequela are followed by the method.