Relationship between atrial fibrillation and primary hypothyroidism in the dog.

@article{Gerritsen1996RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between atrial fibrillation and primary hypothyroidism in the dog.},
  author={Rianne M J P Gerritsen and Walter E van den Brom and Arnold A Stokhof},
  journal={The Veterinary quarterly},
  year={1996},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={49-51}
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and primary hypothyroidism are most often diagnosed in middle-aged and older dogs of large and giant breeds. We hypothesized that the frequency of primary hypothyroidism may be higher in dogs with AF than in those without AF. Two groups were investigated. Group 1 (March 1987-June 1990) consisted of 128 dogs with AF. A thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulation test was performed in dogs with a low voltage on the ECG and low uptake of pertechnetate on a thyroid scan… CONTINUE READING