Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy as a cause of unexpected cardiac death in two horses

K. M. Freel, Linda Morrison, H. Thompson, R. W. Else

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Abstract

Postmortem and histological examination of the hearts from two horses, a five-year-old Clydesdale gelding and a 15-year-old cob gelding, revealed changes characteristic of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. In both cases, on gross examination, the right ventricular endocardium and interventricular septum were almost entirely replaced with a gelatinous yellow fibroareolar tissue. This tissue was histologically a combination of fibrous and adipose tissue that had replaced the normal myofibres and disrupted the Purkinje fibres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-722
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume166
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2010

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