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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2017 Sep;47(5):1103-1111. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2017.04.007. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in the Boxer Dog: An Update.

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Department of Clinical Sciences, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Road, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA. Electronic address: Kate_meurs@ncsu.edu.

Abstract

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is an inheritable form of myocardial disease characterized most commonly by ventricular tachycardias, syncope, and sometimes systolic dysfunction and heart failure. A genetic mutation in the striatin gene has been identified in many affected dogs. Dogs with only one copy of the mutation (heterozygous) have a variable prognosis, with many dogs remaining asymptomatic or being successfully managed on antiarrhythmic drugs for years. Dogs that are homozygous for the mutation seem to have a worse prognosis.

KEYWORDS:

ARVC; Arrhythmia; Boxer; Cardiomyopathy

PMID:
28647112
DOI:
10.1016/j.cvsm.2017.04.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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