Heart arrhythmias are not uncommon in Standardbred racehorses immediately following races

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2013-03-07
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Physick-Sheard, P.W.
McGurrin, M.K.J.
Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
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Complex ventricular arrhythmias (CVA) were fairly common in Standardbred racehorses during the recovery period following races. Race conditions causing unusual demands (like attempting to take the lead or get back onto gait), harness racing at a trot, and punctuated deceleration (PD) are risk factors.

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This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Catalyst Centre, SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
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Heart rhythms, arrhythmias, Standardbred racing, sudden death, horses, race recovery
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