pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2017, Cilt 33, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 130-132
Sustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in a calf
Amir Naseri, Merve Ider, Mahmut Ok
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: Calf, ventricular tachycardia, polymorphic, cardiac biomarkers
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Sustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a type of ventricular dysrhythmias which originated from more than one focus in ventricle and may lead to fatal arrhythmias like as ventricular fibrillation and sudden death. A seven days old female Holstein calve was referred to the Large Animals Hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Selcuk University with a history of sudden collapse. Electrocardiography examination showed sustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Cardiac damage suspicion confirmed by elevation in serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI), creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) and creatine phosphokinase (CPK) concentrations as cardiac damage enzymes.