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Electrocardiography in horses, part 2: how to read the equine ECG

Tinne Verheyen (UGent) , Annelies Decloedt (UGent) , Dominique De Clercq (UGent) , Piet Deprez (UGent) , Stanislas Sys (UGent) and Gunther van Loon (UGent)
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The equine practitioner is faced with a wide variety of dysrhythmias, of which some are physiological. The recording of an exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) can help distinguish between physiological and pathological dysrhythmias, underlining the importance of exercise recordings. The evaluation of an ECG recording should be performed in a highly methodical manner in order to avoid errors. Each P wave should be followed by a QRS complex, and each QRS complex should be preceded by a P wave. The classification of dysrhythmias according to their origin helps to understand the associated changes on the ECG. In this respect, sinoatrial nodal (SA nodal), atrial myocardial, atrioventricular nodal (AV nodal) and ventricular myocardial dysrhythmias can be distinguished. Artefacts on the ECG can lead to misinterpretations. Recording an ECG of good quality is a prerequisite to prevent misinterpretations, but artefacts are almost impossible to avoid when recording during exercise. Changes in P or T waves during exercise also often lead to misinterpretations, however they have no clinical significance.

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Verheyen, Tinne, Annelies Decloedt, Dominique De Clercq, Piet Deprez, Stanislas Sys, and Gunther van Loon. 2010. “Electrocardiography in Horses, Part 2: How to Read the Equine ECG.” Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 79 (5): 337–344.
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Verheyen, Tinne, Decloedt, A., De Clercq, D., Deprez, P., Sys, S., & van Loon, G. (2010). Electrocardiography in horses, part 2: how to read the equine ECG. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, 79(5), 337–344.
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Verheyen T, Decloedt A, De Clercq D, Deprez P, Sys S, van Loon G. Electrocardiography in horses, part 2: how to read the equine ECG. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 2010;79(5):337–44.
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Verheyen, Tinne, Annelies Decloedt, Dominique De Clercq, et al. “Electrocardiography in Horses, Part 2: How to Read the Equine ECG.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT 79.5 (2010): 337–344. Print.
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  abstract     = {The equine practitioner is faced with a wide variety of dysrhythmias, of which some are physiological. The recording of an exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) can help distinguish between physiological and pathological dysrhythmias, underlining the importance of exercise recordings.
The evaluation of an ECG recording should be performed in a highly methodical manner in order to avoid errors. Each P wave should be followed by a QRS complex, and each QRS complex should be preceded by a P wave.
The classification of dysrhythmias according to their origin helps to understand the associated changes on the ECG. In this respect, sinoatrial nodal (SA nodal), atrial myocardial, atrioventricular nodal (AV nodal) and ventricular myocardial dysrhythmias can be distinguished.
Artefacts on the ECG can lead to misinterpretations. Recording an ECG of good quality is a prerequisite to prevent misinterpretations, but artefacts are almost impossible to avoid when recording during exercise. Changes in P or T waves during exercise also often lead to misinterpretations, however they have no clinical significance.},
  author       = {Verheyen, Tinne and Decloedt, Annelies and De Clercq, Dominique and Deprez, Piet and Sys, Stanislas and van Loon, Gunther},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {337--344},
  title        = {Electrocardiography in horses, part 2: how to read the equine ECG},
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  volume       = {79},
  year         = {2010},
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