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An 8-year-old 527-kg (1,159-lb) castrated male Appaloosa was evaluated by a referring veterinarian because of colic, of which the horse had a history of repeat episodes. During an episode of colic 6 months previously, the horse responded to

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A 9-year-old 4.4-kg (9.7-lb) castrated male Pomeranian was referred to the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for evaluation of a murmur. The murmur was first ausculted a month earlier by the referring veterinarian during

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/dL) and creatinine (1.8 mg/dL; reference range, 0.4 to 1.4 mg/dL) concentrations; serum electrolyte concentrations were not measured. The referring veterinarian had administered a dose of barium contrast agent orally prior to abdominal radiography, the

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A 15-month-old 23-kg sexually intact male Vizsla was evaluated because of regurgitation and sialorrhea of 5 days' duration. The referring veterinarian detected a tachyarrhythmia, and 3-lead ECG was performed. The dog was then referred for further

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A 7-year-old 4.7-kg (10.3-lb) neutered male Russian Blue cat was examined by the referring veterinarian because of lethargy and inappetence of 2 days' duration. Cardiac auscultation revealed the only abnormality identified during physical

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-degree atrioventricular (AV) block had been made previously by the referring veterinarian. The dog was originally evaluated by the referring veterinarian because of 2 episodes of mild ataxia and partial collapse; additionally, the dog had been lethargic and had a poor

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examination by the referring veterinarian. The dog was reported to have no clinical signs of cardiac disease. On physical examination, the dog was bright, alert, and responsive. Thoracic auscultation revealed frequent premature beats, which occurred in a

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( Figure 3 ). On some occasions, a short PR interval was also evident. Overall, the ECG findings were suggestive of an atypical sick sinus syndrome (SSS). Pacemaker implantation was suggested to the referring veterinarian and owner of the dog. Figure 2

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, 4.39 mg/kg [2.0 mg/lb], PO, q 24 h [administered as 2 unequal doses/d]) and pimobendan (0.22 mg/kg [0.1 mg/lb], PO, q 12 h) had been initiated approximately 2 years earlier by the referring veterinarian because congestive heart failure was suspected

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history. The referring veterinarian made a diagnosis of sick sinus syndrome on the basis of a static ECG assessment. The ECG trace revealed sinoatrial arrest, junctional escape beats, and atrial premature contractions. The heart rate range was 35 to 145

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