Lesson 20, Topic 4
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  1. Supportive Therapy:
    • Aspirin: previously advocated either prior to adulticide therapy or concomitant with adulticide therapy to reduce the pulmonary artery endothelial and medial changes (so-called pulmonary arteritis) is no longer recommended. It may even be contraindicated.
    • Diuretic therapy: relieve pulmonary edema and fluid overload.
    • Marked restriction in exercise.
    • Corticosteroids: are recommended to reduce the pulmonary arteritis and risk/complications associated with pulmonary thromboembolism. There are as yet no studies to evaluate the effect of corticosteroids on the efficacy of melarsomine.
  2. Adulticide Therapy:
    • as for microfilaremic heartworm disease
  3. Microfilaricide Therapy:
    • not required; no microfilaria here
  4. Preventative Therapy:
    • as for microfilaremic heartworm disease