Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy as a cause of unexpected cardiac death in two horses

Freel, K.M., Morrison, L.R., Thompson, H. and Else, R.W. (2010) Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy as a cause of unexpected cardiac death in two horses. Veterinary Record, 166(23), pp. 718-722. (doi: 10.1136/vr.4852)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.4852

Abstract

Postmortem and histological examination of the hearts from two horses, a five-year-old Clydesdale gelding and a 15-year-old cob gelding, revealed changes characteristic of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. In both cases, on gross examination, the right ventricular endocardium and interventricular septum were almost entirely replaced with a gelatinous yellow fibroareolar tissue. This tissue was histologically a combination of fibrous and adipose tissue that had replaced the normal myofibres and disrupted the Purkinje fibres

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thompson, Dr Harold and Freel, Mrs Kerry
Authors: Freel, K.M., Morrison, L.R., Thompson, H., and Else, R.W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:Veterinary Record
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0042-4900
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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