Friday, February 8, 2008

Heart Treatment Helps Dogs

Vets at Edinburgh University have adapted a technique used on human heart patients to give dogs with irregular heartbeats a new lease of life.

The condition appears to be most common in Labradors, although it is also found in other breeds, such as boxers and beagles.

Without intervention, the dogs would need to have medication for the rest of their lives and if untreated, the arrhythmia can lead to heart failure.

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