Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Bradyarrhythmie nach Entfernung eines Magenfremdkörpers bei einem Deutschen Schäferhund (2005)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Kellermeier, C.
    Ottenjann, M.
    Partale, K.
    Kovacevic, A.
    Kohn, B.
    Kleintier-Praxis; 50(6) — S. 375–380
    ISSN: 0023-2076
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Three days before presentation, a 7-year-old male German Shepherd dog had chewed a plastic ball, thereafter he vomited several times a day. Clinical examination, haematology, and clinical chemistry as well as thoracic radiographs showed radiopaque structures in the stomach. The dog was then anaesthetized in order to remove the foreign bodies using a rigid foreign body forceps under endoscopic control. It was observed that the dog was lethargic on following day. Clinical examination and electrocardiogram revealed respiratory bradyarrhythmia (43-60 beats/min). The echocardiographic examination revealed no abnormalities apart from the low heart rate. Due to persistent bradyarrhythmia, an atropine test was performed in order to distinguish arrhythmia disturbance due to a primary heart disease caused by vagus-induced bradyarrhythmia. After atropine administration, the heart rate increased within a few seconds to 135 beats/min. It was assumed that the procedure during the foreign body extraction caused the vagus-induced bradyarrhythmia. Seven days after endoscopy, the patient recovered and the heart rate was normal