Table 3

Time course of electrocardiographic and echocardiographic changes of dogs with DCM starting from time of diagnosis
Sample name Number of visits VPCs/24 hours Maximal velocity of VPCs (bpm) LVEDV (ml/m2) LVESV (ml/m2) EF (%)
DoCM 5 1st visit 254 240 119.20 65.80 44.67
2nd visit 107 203 94.60 56.70 40.08
3rd visit* 161 200 116.80 73.10 37.41
4th visit 199 214 110.90 62.40 43.72
DoCM 6 1st visit 13641 300 105.70 63.40 39.97
2nd visit 10355 319 124.20 79.40 36.06
3rd visit* 10005 300 122.50 68.40 44.21
4th visit 14 196 112.30 77.60 30.93
5th visit 22 230 132.50 78.20 41.01
6th visit 24 300 142.50 94.50 33.73
DoCM 7 1st visit 1940 230 112.70 72.90 35.31
2nd visit 2478 275 121.70 82.40 32.31
3rd visit 17 273 116.40 79.90 31.40
4th visit* 616 180 117.30 75.00 36.04
5th visit 3010 250 151.20 108.50 28.24
6th visit 135 300 143.70 123.30 14.19
DoCM 8 1st visit 302 300 116.00 72.30 37.68
2nd visit 9 265 109.90 59.80 45.62
3rd visit* 209 202 124.60 73.50 41.01
4th visit 7295 300 99.00 50.50 48.93

DCM: Dilated cardiomyopathy, DoCM: Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers, VPCs: Ventricular premature complexes, VPCs/24 hours: ventricular premature complexes in 24 hours; bpm: beats per minute; LVEDV: left ventricular end-diastolic volume; LVESV: left ventricular end-systolic volume; EF: left ventricular ejection fraction, *: visit of serum sampling for microRNA analysis.

Steudemann et al.

Steudemann et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:12   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-12

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