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Holter monitoring in 36 dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease.
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PMID:  20854294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Describe the presence of arrhythmias in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and the potential association with class of heart failure and left atrial enlargement. Compare the standard electrocardiogram (ECG) with Holter monitoring for assessing heart rate (HR).
EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE: The study group of 36 dogs weighing less than 20 kg was divided into MMVD and no clinical signs (preclinical) or MMVD and clinical signs (clinical). A standard echocardiogram, ECG and 24-h Holter recording were obtained in all dogs.
RESULTS: Minimum and mean Holter HRs were higher in the clinical group than in the preclinical group. Clinical dogs had more ventricular arrhythmias than preclinical dogs. An enlarged left atrium was associated with the presence of more supraventricular arrhythmias.
CONCLUSIONS: Arrhythmias are a common finding in dogs with MMVD and Holter monitoring is a reliable tool for both HR monitoring and diagnosis.
S Crosara; M Borgarelli; M Perego; J Häggström; G La Rosa; A Tarducci; R A Santilli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian veterinary journal     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1751-0813     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-21     Completed Date:  2010-12-06     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370616     Medline TA:  Aust Vet J     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  386-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Australian Veterinary Journal © 2010 Australian Veterinary Association.
Dipartimento di Patologia Animale, Facolta' di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita' di Torino, Grugliasco, Turin, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory / veterinary*
Heart Rate / physiology
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  veterinary*

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