Case Studies In Small Animal

Cardiovascular Medicine

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ECG 18

Signalment: Twelve-year-old spayed female miniature schnauzer (Sophie)

Diagnosis: Episodes of collapse (6 episodes yesterday)

ECG on Presentation

Quiz

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Following Therapy

The dog had a permanent pacemaker implanted. The lead was placed in the apex of the right ventricle and the generator set to VVI mode. Notice the P waves (sometimes positive and sometimes negative) in the ST segment following each QRS complex. These are due to retrograde conduction through the AV node to the atria.

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