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Re: Fw: [RC] FYI: Get to know your horse's heart - Katrina Mosshammer

That's was my understanding too, that they were different. With Perle they never used the term Murmur, always Arrhythmia more specifically, VPC (Ventricular Premature Contractions).

Katrina M. ( The other Katrina ;-) )

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Subject: Re: Fw: [RC]   FYI: Get to know your horse's heart

In people, a heart MURMUR is not the same as an arrhythmia. I assume is it also true in horses.

Perhaps one of the vets here can explain better, but a persistant arrhythmia WOULD be dangerous (I think), because of the lack of oxygen circulating in the body -- and if the heart is tachy I would guess that would just strain the heart more.



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Re: Fw: [RC] FYI: Get to know your horse's heart, recklessheartranch