Final report summary: Heart muscle scarring a cause of sudden death in thoroughbreds

  • 6 pages

  • Published: 2 Jul 2020

  • Author(s): LC Nath, AD Elliott, TA Agbaedeng, A Saljic, A Stent, SH Franklin

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Abnormal heart rhythm causes approximately half of sudden deaths during or immediately after racing in thoroughbred horses. This research provides evidence that high-intensity training in thoroughbred racehorses causes changes to the heart muscle that could promote abnormal heart rhythm development.