Amara H Estrada

Amara H Estrada,

Associate Chair And Professor

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 392-2235
Business Email: estradaa@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Council on Education
2020 · American Association of Veterinary Medicine
Distinguished Fellow
2020 · National Academy of Practice
“Thank Your Vet”
2009 · Morris Animal Foundation
CE Cornelius Young Investigator Award
2008 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Clinical Investigator Award
2006 · Florida Association of Kennel Clubs
Faculty Superior Accomplishment Award
2006 · University of Florida
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
2006 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist
    American College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Profile

Electrophysiology; pacing therapy; complex arrhythmias; cardiac interventional therapy; cardiac stem cell therapy, inherited cardiomyopathies, gene therapy, interprofessional education

Publications

2021
Diagnostic accuracy of computer aided electrocardiogram analysis in dogs.
The Journal of small animal practice. 62(2):145-149 [DOI] 10.1111/jsap.13267. [PMID] 33260257.
2021
Repeat balloon valvuloplasty for dogs with recurrent or persistent pulmonary stenosis.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 34:29-36 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2020.12.006. [PMID] 33548736.
2021
Stress in client-owned dogs related to clinical exam location: a randomised crossover trial.
The Journal of small animal practice. 62(2):82-88 [DOI] 10.1111/jsap.13248. [PMID] 33107050.
2020
Functional Consequences of PDK4 Deficiency in Doberman Pinscher Fibroblasts.
Scientific reports. 10(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-020-60879-6. [PMID] 32127618.
2019
Long-term incidence and risk of noncardiovascular and all-cause mortality in apparently healthy cats and cats with preclinical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 33(6):2572-2586 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.15609. [PMID] 31605422.
2019
Stent angioplasty for treatment of canine valvular pulmonic stenosis.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 21:41-48 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2018.10.007. [PMID] 30797444.
2019
Transvenous pacing implantation: techniques, tips, and lessons learned along the way.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 22:51-64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2018.08.002. [PMID] 30661842.
2018
International collaborative study to assess cardiovascular risk and evaluate long-term health in cats with preclinical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and apparently healthy cats: The REVEAL Study.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 32(3):930-943 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.15122. [PMID] 29660848.
2018
Longitudinal Analysis of Quality of Life, Clinical, Radiographic, Echocardiographic, and Laboratory Variables in Dogs with Preclinical Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease Receiving Pimobendan or Placebo: The EPIC Study.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 32(1):72-85 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.14885. [PMID] 29214723.
2017
Aortoseptal angle and pressure gradient reduction following balloon valvuloplasty in dogs with severe subaortic stenosis.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 19(2):144-152 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2016.10.005. [PMID] 28117226.
2017
Biologic variability of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in adult healthy cats.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 19(2):216-223 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X15623825. [PMID] 26767980.
2017
Effect of Pimobendan in Dogs With Preclinical Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease and Cardiomegaly: the Epic Study – a Randomized Clinical Trial
Kleintierpraxis. 62(2):64-87 [DOI] 10.2377/0023-2076-62-64.
2017
Investigation of an N-Terminal Prohormone of Brain Natriuretic Peptide Point-of-Care ELISA in Clinically Normal Cats and Cats With Cardiac Disease.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 31(4):994-999 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.14776. [PMID] 28617995.
2017
Patent ductus arteriosus in cats (Felis catus): 50 cases (2000-2015).
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 19(1):35-43 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2016.10.002. [PMID] 27919727.
2017
PDK4 Deficiency Induces Intrinsic Apoptosis in Response to Starvation in Fibroblasts from Doberman Pinschers with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
BioResearch open access. 6(1):182-191 [DOI] 10.1089/biores.2017.0023. [PMID] 29285418.
2016
Aging in cats: Common physical and functional changes.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 18(7):533-50 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X16649523. [PMID] 27370392.
2016
Effect of Pimobendan in Dogs with Preclinical Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease and Cardiomegaly: The EPIC Study-A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 30(6):1765-1779 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.14586. [PMID] 27678080.
2016
Evaluating aging in cats: How to determine what is healthy and what is disease.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 18(7):551-70 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X16649525. [PMID] 27370393.
2016
In vitro evaluation of mitochondrial dysfunction and treatment with adeno-associated virus vector in fibroblasts from Doberman Pinschers with dilated cardiomyopathy and a pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 4 mutation.
American journal of veterinary research. 77(2):156-61 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.77.2.156. [PMID] 27027709.
2016
Incorporating Inter-Professional Education into a Veterinary Medical Curriculum.
Journal of veterinary medical education. 43(3):275-81 [DOI] 10.3138/jvme.0715-121R. [PMID] 27075273.
2015
ESTABLISHMENT OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC PARAMETERS OF CLINICALLY HEALTHY FLORIDA MANATEES (TRICHECHUS MANATUS LATIROSTRIS).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 46(2):205-12 [DOI] 10.1638/2014-0071R1.1. [PMID] 26056870.
2014
Atrial septal pacing in small dogs: a pilot study.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 16(3):163-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2014.04.001. [PMID] 25130406.
2013
An Update On Combined Cutting Balloon and High Pressure Balloon Valvuloplasty for Dogs With Severe Subaortic Stenosis
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27:632-633
2013
An Update On Combined Cutting Balloon and High Pressure Balloon Valvuloplasty for Dogs With Severe Subaortic Stenosis
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27:632-633
2013
Atrial Septal Pacing in Small Dogs: a Pilot Study
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27
2013
Determination of Non Invasive Cardiac Output By Electrical Cardiometry Technique in Acute Hemorrhagic Shock Model
Circulation. 128(22, S)
2013
Evaluation of Pacing Site On Left Ventricular Synchronization Using Two-Dimensional (2D) Speckle Tracking Strain
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27
2013
Procedure times, complication rates, and survival times associated with single-chamber versus dual-chamber pacemaker implantation in dogs with clinical signs of bradyarrhythmia: 54 cases (2004-2009).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 242(2):230-6 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.242.2.230. [PMID] 23276101.
2013
Stem-cell therapy for dilated cardiomyopathy: a pilot study evaluating retrograde coronary venous delivery.
The Journal of small animal practice. 54(7):361-6 [DOI] 10.1111/jsap.12098. [PMID] 23731226.
2012
Atrial-based pacing for sinus node dysfunction in dogs: initial results.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 26(3):558-64 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.00928.x. [PMID] 22490116.
2012
Efficacy of pimobendan in the prevention of congestive heart failure or sudden death in Doberman Pinschers with preclinical dilated cardiomyopathy (the PROTECT Study).
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 26(6):1337-49 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.01026.x. [PMID] 23078651.
2012
How to perform combined cutting balloon and high pressure balloon valvuloplasty for dogs with subaortic stenosis.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 14(2):351-61 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2011.11.008. [PMID] 22578699.
2011
Assessment of cardiac output measurement in dogs by transpulmonary pulse contour analysis.
Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001). 21(4):321-7 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1476-4431.2011.00651.x. [PMID] 21827589.
2011
Effect of Dichloroacetate in Canine Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: a Pilot Study
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 25:762-763
2011
Leading edge: Cardiac pacing site optimization.
Compendium (Yardley, PA). 33(12) [PMID] 22180133.
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2010
ECG of the Month. Respiratory sinus arrhythmia.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 237(9):1045-7 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.237.9.1045. [PMID] 21034342.
2010
Percutaneous transcatheter closure of an aorto-cardiac fistula in a Thoroughbred stallion using an Amplatzer occluder device.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 24(4):994-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2010.0523.x. [PMID] 20492487.
2010
Successful closure of left-to-right patent ductus arteriosus in three dogs with concurrent pulmonary hypertension.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 12(1):67-73 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2009.12.002. [PMID] 20188645.
2009
Avoiding medical error during electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation: prevention of unsynchronized shock delivery.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 11(2):137-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2009.10.001. [PMID] 19914154.
2009
Cardiac evaluation of clinically healthy captive maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 40(3):478-86 [PMID] 19746863.
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2009
Effect of azotemia on serum N-terminal proBNP concentration in dogs with normal cardiac function: a pilot study.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 11 Suppl 1:S81-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2009.02.001. [PMID] 19394913.
2009
Effect of routine cardiovascular catheterization on cardiac troponin I concentration in dogs.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 11 Suppl 1:S87-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2009.01.002. [PMID] 19395332.
2009
Evaluation of pacing site in dogs with naturally occurring complete heart block.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 11(2):79-88 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2009.06.002. [PMID] 19879825.
2009
Evaluation of the effects of transvenous pacing site on left ventricular function and synchrony in healthy anesthetized dogs.
American journal of veterinary research. 70(4):455-63 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.70.4.455. [PMID] 19335100.
2009
Improved Hemodynamics During Cpr With the Use of a Novel Adhesive Glove Device for Active Compression Decompression With Itd in a Swine Model of Ischemic Cardiac Arrest
Critical Care Medicine. 37
2009
Intracardiac foreign body in a dog.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 11(1):53-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2009.03.002. [PMID] 19423415.
2008
Comments On Interpretation of Ecg Findings – Response
Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 233:1058-1059
2008
ECG of the Month. Atrioventricular block and atrial flutter.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 233(11):1694-6 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.233.11.1694. [PMID] 19046025.
2008
ECG of the month. Exaggerated sinus arrhythmia and wandering pacemaker.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 233(2):231-3 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.233.2.231. [PMID] 18627224.
2008
Effect of Renal Dysfunction On N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide; a Canine Biomarker for Heart Disease
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 22:717-718
2008
Safety and feasibility of transesophageal pacing in a dog.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 44(1):19-24 [PMID] 18175795.
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2007
Cardiac evaluation of anesthetized Grevy’s zebras (Equus grevyi).
American journal of veterinary research. 68(2):148-52 [PMID] 17269879.
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2007
ECG of the month. Atrial tachycardia.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 230(5):668-70 [PMID] 17331048.
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2007
ECG of the month. Sinus arrhythmia with first-degree atrioventricular block.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 230(7):1002-4 [PMID] 17397337.
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2007
Pericardial lipoma in a geriatric dog with an incidentally discovered thoracic mass.
The Journal of small animal practice. 48(10):596-9 [PMID] 17608657.
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2006
Calculation of stenotic valve area.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 8(1):49-53 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2006.01.001. [PMID] 19083336.
2006
ECG of the month. Transvenous pacing of the RVA.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(7):1025-7 [PMID] 16579777.
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2006
ECG of the month. Ventricular preexcitation.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(10):1500-2 [PMID] 16677117.
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2006
Echocardiographic estimation of systemic systolic blood pressure in dogs with mild mitral regurgitation.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 20(5):1127-31 [PMID] 17063704.
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2006
Electrocardiography in two subspecies of manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris and T. m. manatus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(4):447-53 [PMID] 17315428.
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2006
Management of hydrops amnion in a mare resulting in birth of a live foal.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(8):1228-33 [PMID] 16618227.
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2006
Tissue Doppler evaluation of ventricular synchrony.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 8(2):129-37 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2006.07.002. [PMID] 19083346.
2005
Cardiac output measurement by partial carbon dioxide rebreathing, 2-dimensional echocardiography, and lithium-dilution method in anesthetized neonatal foals.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 19(5):737-43 [PMID] 16231720.
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2005
Cardiovascular techniques: A new section providing instruction in noninvasive cardiology.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 7(2) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2005.01.002. [PMID] 19083322.
2005
Ladder diagrams for atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 7(2):131-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2005.09.007. [PMID] 19083328.
2005
When, how and why to perform a double ballooning technique for dogs with valvular pulmonic stenosis.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 7(1):41-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvc.2004.12.001. [PMID] 19083317.
2002
Noise reversion in paced dogs.
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 4(2):13-21 [DOI] 10.1016/S1760-2734(06)70034-0. [PMID] 19081347.
1998
Anesthesia case of the month. Pacemaker malfunction during anesthesia in a dog.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 213(7):961-3 [PMID] 9776990.
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1973
A Colombian view of the condom.
Studies in family planning. 4(3):60-4 [PMID] 4699863.
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Grants

Feb 2021 ACTIVE
Fibroblast cell isolation and expansion and iPSC derivation in purebred Maine Coon and Ragdoll cats
Role: Other
Funding: AM COLL OF VET INTERNAL MED via NESTLE PURINA PETCARE COMPANY
Jan 2021 ACTIVE
D21CA-042: A CRISPR/Cas9 homology-independent targeted insertion (HITI) strategy to advance gene therapy in canine iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: MORRIS ANIMAL FOU
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Development of HITI CRISPR gene therapy for dilated cardiomyopathy in a canine model
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Vet Start Mentoring Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Jan 2020 ACTIVE
Advancing One Health through Interprofessional Education in Veterinary Professional Curricula
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ONE HEALTH ALLIANCE (COHA) via ASSOC OF AMERICAN VETERINARY MED COLLEGE
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived-Cardiomyocytes for Metabolic Profiling in a Genetic Canine Model of Heart Failure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER COL OF VET INTERN MED FOU
Jan 2015 – Jan 2016
Heart Rate Turbulence in boxers with Ventricular Arrhythmias
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AM COLL OF VET INTERNAL MED
Aug 2014 – Aug 2016
Cardiac Screening Evaluations for Doberman Pinschers
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DOBERMAN PINSCHER CLUB OF AMERICA
Feb 2014 – Feb 2016
The Role of the Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinase 4 (PDK4) Mutation in Doberman Pinschers with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Potential Application of gene Therapy
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AM COLL OF VET INTERNAL MED
Oct 2011 – Oct 2017
Evaluation of pimobendan in dogs with cardiomegaly caused by preclinical mitral valve disease- EPIC, Study No. 2009045
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA
Nov 2009 ACTIVE
Study of Stem Cell Therapy for Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DOBERMAN PINSCHER CLUB OF AMERICA

Education

Diplomate
2002 · American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Cardiology
Residency – Cardiology
1999-2002 · Cornell University
Internship – Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
1998-1999 · University of Tennessee
DVM – Veterinary Medicine
1994-1998 · University of Florida
BS – Zoology
1989-1993 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2012,2014-2019,2019-2020
VEM5288 Sm An Clin Pharmacol
2006-2007,2009-2020
VEM5301 Cardiopul Disorders
2013-2020
VEM5008 Personal/Prof Develop
2016-2020
VEM5111 Animal Systems 2
2012,2015-2019,2019-2020
VEM5325 Small Anim Medicine
2016-2018
VEM5202 Pnt Care Clin Skill 2
2006-2015
VEM5862 Vet Cardio Clerkship
2015
VEM5171 Vet Pharmacology
2012-2013,2015
VEM5286 Vet Clin Pharmacology
2011
VEM5335 Equine Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Business:
estradaa@ufl.edu

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