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Athletic Heart Syndrome in the Sled Dog

@inproceedings{Garza1997AthleticHS,
  title={Athletic Heart Syndrome in the Sled Dog},
  author={Roberto Garza},
  year={1997}
}
Athletic heart syndrome is a medical condition common to the endurance athlete, whether human or canine. It is a characterized by the presence of bradycardia, arrhythmia in the form of P wave amplitude increase, QRS wave voltage and amplitude increase, ST segment elevation, and QT segment lengthening. Also indicative of athletic heart syndrome is hypertrophy of the cardiac muscle, mostly the left ventricle and ventricular septum, and presence of systolic murmurs. These findings are concluded… Expand
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