Project: Effect of chronic atrial fibrillation on the electrophysiological and hemodynamic parameters in the pony.
- project duration
- 01-JUL-97 – 31-DEC-99
- Chronic atrial fibrillation is induced by means of a special programmed pacemaker. Weekly, electrophysiologic and hemodynamic parameers are measured in rest and during a performance test. After three months of atrial fibrillation, atrial and ventricular biopsies were taken in some pony's for histological and biochemical examination. Cardioversion is electrically induced in the remaining pony's. During three months the reversibility of the examined parameters is evaluated.