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Roberto A. SantilliClinica Veterinaria Malpensa, Viale Marconi 27, 21017 Samarate, Varese, Italy.

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Maria CritelliAmbulatorio Veterinaria Caffarella, via Amedeo Crivellucci 36, 00179 Roma, Italy.

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Marco Baron ToaldoVeterinary Clinical Department, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, via Tolara di Sopra 50,1-40064 Ozzano Emilia, Bologna, Italy.

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Address correspondence to Dr. Santilli (rasantil@tin.it).
  • 1.

    Scherlag BJ, Wang X & Nakagawa H, et al. Radiofrequency ablation of a concealed accessory pathway as treatment for incessant supraventricular tachycardia in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1993; 203:11471152.

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    Santilli RA, Spadacini G & Moretti P, et al. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of concealed accessory pathways in two dogs with symptomatic atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia. J Vet Cardiol 2006; 8:157165.

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    Wright KN, Mehdirad AA & Giacobbe P, et al. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrioventricular accessory pathways in 3 dogs with subsequent resolution of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. J Vet Intern Med 1999; 13:361371.

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    Santilli RA, Spadacini G & Moretti P, et al. Anatomic distribution and electrophysiologic properties of accessory atrioventricular pathways in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2007; 231:393398.

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    Santilli RA, Bussadori C. Orthodromic incessant atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia in a dog. J Vet Cardiol 2000; 2:2529.

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    Huang JL, Chen SA & Tai CT, et al. Long-term results of radio-frequency catheter ablation in patients with multiple accessory pathways. Am J Cardiol 1996; 78:13751379.

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