Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in the Boxer
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an adult onset heart muscle disease that can lead to sudden death. Some dogs with the disease become sick while others remain free of clinical signs and live a normal life span. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the genetic factors that lead to the severe form of the disease so that those factors could be bred out.
A small blood sample for genetic testing. If a copy of the mutation is present, we will as your pet to come back for a thorough clinical evaluation including cardiac ultrasound and 24hr ECG that your dog will wear home. The monitor may be removed after 24 hours by the owner or at the NCSU-CVM.
- 100 Boxer dogs, 7 years of age
- 50 with <100 VPCs/24 hours (low disease expression)
- 50 with at least 500 VPCs/24 hours (high disease expression)
The study will cover the cost of an echocardiogram and 24hr electrocardiogram.
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Page last updated October 21, 2013