An animal model of spontaneous arrhythmic death.

  title={An animal model of spontaneous arrhythmic death.},
  author={N Sydney Mo{\"i}se and Robert F. Gilmour and Mark L. Riccio},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  volume={8 1},
Ventricular arrhythmias and the proclivity for sudden death have been identified in German shepherd dogs. This disorder is inherited, and affected animals can be consistently produced from an established colony. The arrhythmias are most prevalent in young dogs between 22 and 26 weeks of age, with death most frequent at this same age. Death occurs most frequently during presumed sleep or at rest after exercise or excitement. The QT interval is not prolonged; however, more frequent notching of… CONTINUE READING
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