The Irish Wolfhound Foundation

Changes in Hormonal Measurements in Irish Wolfhounds with Atrial Fibrillation

Study End Date: Ongoing
Enrollment Status: CLOSED to new enrollment
Lead Researcher(s): Dr. Dan Hogan and Dr. Henry Green

Racial variation in humans help determine when detrimental hormonal elevations begin in atrial fibrillation. There are surely breed differences. Therapy to prevent/treat heart failure is optimized when treatment is started in a timely fashion. This study will determine levels of these hormones in normal IWs. These levels will be compared to those in dogs with atrial fibrillation with normal echocardiograms and abnormal echocardiograms. This will provide unique and breed specific data to guide the timing of therapy in IWs with atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Dan Hogan and Dr. Henry Green veterinary cardiologists from Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital are principal investigators for this study.

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