Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in owl monkeys (Aotus spp.).

  title={Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in owl monkeys (Aotus spp.).},
  author={Grant G Knowlen and Richard E. Weller and R. L. Perry and Janet F Baer and Alfonso S Gozalo},
  journal={Comparative medicine},
  volume={63 3},
Cardiac hypertrophy is a common postmortem finding in owl monkeys. In most cases the animals do not exhibit clinical signs until the disease is advanced, making antemortem diagnosis of subclinical disease difficult and treatment unrewarding. We obtained echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, and thoracic radiographs from members of a colony of owl monkeys that previously was identified as showing a 40% incidence of gross myocardial hypertrophy at necropsy, to assess the usefulness of these… CONTINUE READING
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