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Continuous monitoring of ECG in horses at rest and during exercise.
Vet Rec. 1995 Oct 07; 137(15):371-4.VR

Abstract

A method for the continuous monitoring of the electrocardiogram (ECG) of horses at rest and during exercise was evaluated in five healthy horses. The horses spent 24 hours in a loose box and performed a standardised exercise test on a treadmill during this period. Two bipolar leads were recorded, lead 1 between the xiphoid and the left withers, and lead 2 between the left ventral thorax and the left dorsal thorax, using disposable electrodes. The quality of the ECGs enabled both an 'operator-controlled' and an automatic analysis to be made. Lead 1 was the most stable during exercise and lead 2 during rest in the loose box. The heart rate and occurrence of arrhythmias were assessed over 22 hours. During the boxed period the heart rate varied from 31 +/- 2 to 138 +/- 11 beats per minute (bpm) and during exercise it varied from 79 +/- 8 to 177 +/- 12 bpm. All the horses had sinus arrhythmias, sinus tachycardias and second degree atrioventricular blocks. One horse developed a ventricular escape rhythm.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Large Animal Medicine and Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8578649

Citation

Scheffer, C W., et al. "Continuous Monitoring of ECG in Horses at Rest and During Exercise." The Veterinary Record, vol. 137, no. 15, 1995, pp. 371-4.
Scheffer CW, Robben JH, Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan MM. Continuous monitoring of ECG in horses at rest and during exercise. Vet Rec. 1995;137(15):371-4.
Scheffer, C. W., Robben, J. H., & Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M. M. (1995). Continuous monitoring of ECG in horses at rest and during exercise. The Veterinary Record, 137(15), 371-4.
Scheffer CW, Robben JH, Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan MM. Continuous Monitoring of ECG in Horses at Rest and During Exercise. Vet Rec. 1995 Oct 7;137(15):371-4. PubMed PMID: 8578649.
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