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ABSTRACT:

Frequent ventricular ectopy is a common finding in dogs and may occur secondary to both cardiac and systemic disease. The treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmias has changed significantly in human medicine in recent years and this has prompted a re-evaluation of how we treat ventricular arrhythmias in dogs. This article discusses the value of Holter monitoring in the diagnosis and management of dysrhythmias associated with cardiac disease in dogs and includes objective criteria for assessing whether a treatment has resulted in a significant reduction in the frequency or severity of a ventricular dysrhythmia.