The Irish Wolfhound Foundation

An Evaluation of Heart Rate in Irish Wolfhounds with Lone Atrial Fibrillation with Assessment of Digoxin as a Sole Means of Providing Heart Rate Control

Study End Date: Ongoing
Enrollment Status: CLOSED to new enrollment
Lead Researcher(s): Janice Bright, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM

When an Irish Wolfhound is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation the usual treatment for dogs with EKG heart rates greater than 150 is digoxin. This has not been effective in people for heart rate control with activity. This drug also has the possibility of multiple side effects.

This study is designed to see if digoxin is an appropriate therapy for Irish Wolfhounds with atrial fibrillation and no other heart disease.

The principal investigator is Dr. Jan Bright,veterinary cardiologist from Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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