Vicky Yang, DVM PhD DACVIM (cardiology)Research Assistant Professor, Cardiology Service

Dr. Vicky Yang

    She is examining the molecular phenotype of naturally occurring chronic mitral valve disease in dogs, and developing novel RNA vectors including extracellular vesicles to address disease phenotypes. She is also conducting a randomized placebo controlled clinical trial to test the effects of umbilical cord matrix (Wharton’s Jelly) derived mesenchymal stem cells on cardiac remodeling associated with chronic mitral valve disease in dogs.

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    Canine mitral valve showing topography of valvular interstitial cells (vimentin positive, red) and extracellular matrix (elastin, green).

    Canine mitral valve showing topography of valvular interstitial cells (vimentin positive, red) and extracellular matrix (elastin, green). Dr. Yang is investigating the role of VICs in homeostasis of the mitral valve by comparing isolated populations of valvular interstitial cells from normal vs. diseased valves.

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