Teresa DeFrancesco, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
Professor, Cardiology and ICU Critical Care
CertificationsDiplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Spontaneous Animal Disease ModelsThe vast majority of my research is clinically oriented. The two most recent research foci are understanding feline heartworm disease and delay of progression to heart failure in dogs with degenerative valvular disease.
- (2017) Pilot study to determine the feasibility of radiation therapy for dogs with right atrial masses and hemorrhagic pericardial effusion.Nolan MW, Arkans MM, LaVine D, DeFrancesco T, Myers JA, Griffith EH, Posner LP, Keene BW, Tou SP, Gieger TL. | J Vet Cardiol. pii: S1760-2734(17)30033-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2016.12.001. [Epub ahead of print] Mar 7, 2017.
- (2007) Prospective clinical evaluation of an ELISA B-type natriuretic peptide assay in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure in dogs presenting with cough or dyspnea.DeFrancesco TC, Rush JE, Rozanski EA, Hansen BD, Keene BW, Moore DT, Atkins CE. | J Vet Intern Med 2007 Mar-Apr; 21(2):243-250.
- (2006) Coil occlusion of residual shunts after surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus.Fujii Y, Keene BW, Mathews KG, Atkins CE, Defrancesco TC, Hardie EM, Wakao Y. | Vet Surg 2006 Dec; 35(8):781-785.
- (2002) Relationship between hydration estimate and body weight change after fluid therapy in critically ill dogs and catsHansen BD, DeFrancesco T. | J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2002 Dec; 12(4):235-243.
One for CharlieCharlie began to show signs of a problem that is unfortunately common in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, mitral valve disease, a degenerative heart condition. In the spring of 2016, Charlie’s cough grew worse...
Veterinary Medicine From the HeartTeresa DeFrancesco arrived at the NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH) in 1992 for her cardiology residency and never left. Known on campus as “Dr. D.” and armed with a frequently deployed infectious laugh, she talks to us about...
Teaming up for NekotNekot is a Staffordshire terrier who came to the NC State Veterinary Hospital when he was 7 months old with a serious heart problem. In fact, when Nekot first came to NC State, it was to the hospital’s emergency room...
A Chance at a Full Life From a Faraway PlaceLast month, in Lima, Peru, Fernando (Fern) was referred to veterinary cardiologist Ricardo Martinez for evaluation of a heart murmur. The optimal treatment is a balloon valvuloplasty. The hitch: The procedure is not available in Peru...
NC State University Cardiologist Participates in Canine Heart Health Month Awareness Campaign
March is Canine Heart Health Month and Dr. Teresa DeFrancesco, an associate professor of cardiology at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is participating in a series of radio and television interviews to help raise awareness that congestive heart failure is one of the leading causes of death in dogs. A goal of the
Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Research
Selected researchers at the North Carolina State University’s College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are recipients of Morris Animal Foundation grants that total more than $1.2 million for investigations aimed at improving the health of dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife. More specifically, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is providing $1,212,671 to help support 12 different studies being conducted