Suzanne M. Cunningham
Department of Clinical Sciences
Phone: 508-839-5395 x84251
DVM - Cornell University (with Distinction) - 2003
BS - Cornell University (with Honors and Distinction) - 1999
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Cardiology
General Research Interest
- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in the Boxer
- Inflammation in heart disease and heart failure
- Endothelial dysfunction in heart failure
- Endothelial progenitor cells in heart failure
- Cardiac biomarkers
- Novel medical and device therapies for congestive heart failure
- Cardiac stem cell therapies
Research Sponsor Interest
- Privately Funded Research
Major Specialized Equipment Items Available:
- Echocardiography, cardiac catheterization laboratory, MRI, CT, thromboelastography
- Cunningham SM, Rush JE, Freeman LM. Endothelial dysfunction and systemic inflammation in dogs with congestive heart failure. J Vet Intern Med 2012; 26:547–557.
Cunningham SM, Rush JE, Freeman LM. Short-term effects of atorvastatin in normal dogs and dogs with congestive heart failure due to myxomatous mitral valve disease. J Vet Intern Med (In Press).
Cunningham SM, Lindsay K, Rush JE. Acquired Gerbode defect and third-degree atrioventricular block secondary to vehicular trauma in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (In Press).
Tse YC, Rush JE, Cunningham SM, Bulmer BJ, Freeman LM, Rozanski EA. Evaluation of a Training Course in Focused Echocardiography for Non-Cardiology House Officers. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (In Press).
Ogata N, Gillis TE, Liu X, Cunningham SM, Lowen SB, Adams B, Sutherland-Smith J, Mintzopoulos D, Janes AC, Dodman NH, Kaufman MJ. Brain Structural Abnormalities in Doberman Pinschers with Canine Compulsive Disorder. Prog Neuro-Psychoph (In Press).
Majoy SB, Sharp CR, Dickinson AE, Cunningham SM. Septic pericarditis in a cat with pyometra. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2013; 23(1):68-76.
Freeman LM, Rush JE, Meurs KM, Bulmer BJ, Cunningham SM. Body size and metabolic differences in Maine Coon cats with and without hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Feline Med Surg 2013; 15:74-80.
Freeman, LM, Rush JE, Oyama MA, MacDonald KA, Cunningham SM, Bulmer BJ, MacGregor JM, Laste NJ, Malakoff RL, Hall DJ, Trafny DJ. Development and evaluation of a questionnaire for assessing health-related quality of life in cats with cardiac disease. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012; 240:1188-1193.
MacGregor JM, Rush JE, Laste N, Malakoff R, Cunningham SM, Aronow N, Hall DJ, Williams J. Use of Pimobendan in 161 cats (2006-2009). J Vet Cardiol 2011; 13:251-60.
Cunningham SM, Rush JE, Freeman LM, Brown DB, Smith CE. Echocardiographic ratio indices in overtly healthy Boxer dogs screened for heart disease. J Vet Intern Med 2008; 22:924-930.
Cunningham SM, Ames MK, Rush JE, Rozanski EA. Successful treatment of pacemaker-induced stricture and thrombosis of the cranial vena cava in two dogs by use of anticoagulants and balloon venoplasty. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009; 235:1467-1473.
Cunningham SM, Rush JE. Interventional cardiovascular procedures. In: Waltham Veterinary Focus: Advances in Cardiology 2008;18.
Paxson JA, Cunningham SM, Rush JE, Bedenice D. The association of lung function and plasma volume expansion in neonatal alpaca crias following plasma transfusion for failure of passive transfer. J Vet Emerg Crit Car 2008; 18:601-607.
Cunningham SM, Rush JE. Transvenous pacemaker placement in a dog with atrioventricular block and persistent left cranial vena cava. J Vet Cardiol 2007; 9:129-134.
Smith CE, Freeman LM, Rush JE, Cunningham SM, Biourge V. Omega-3 fatty acids in Boxer dogs with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. J Vet Intern Med 2007; 21:265-273.