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Anna R.M. Gelzer

Professor, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Contact information
Dr.med.vet (Veterinary Medicine)
University of Bern-Switzerland, 1992.
PhD (Veterinary Cardiology)
University of Bern-Switzerland, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

companion animal cardiology

Description of Research Expertise

companion animal cardiology

Selected Publications

Pedro, B., Dukes-McEwan, J., Oyama, M. A., Kraus, M. S., Gelzer, A. R.: Retrospective evaluation of the effect of heart rate on survival in dogs with atrial fibrillation. J Vet Intern Med 2017.

Kraus, M. S., Gelzer, A. R., Rishniw, M.: Detection of heart rate and rhythm with a smartphone-based electrocardiograph versus a reference standard electrocardiograph in dogs and cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 249(2): 189-194, 2016.

Gelzer, A. R., Kraus, M. S., Rishniw, M.: Evaluation of in-hospital electrocardiography versus 24-hour Holter for rate control in dogs with atrial fibrillation. J Small Anim Pract 56(7): 456-462, 2015.

Gelzer, A. R. M., Kraus, M. S., Rishniw, M., Hemsley, S. A., Moïse, N. S.: Combination therapy with mexiletine and sotalol suppresses inherited ventricular arrhythmias in German shepherd dogs better than mexiletine or sotalol monotherapy: a randomized cross-over study. J Vet Cardiol 12(2): 93-106, 2010.

Gelzer, A. R. M., Kraus, M. S., Rishniw, M., Moïse, N. S., Pariaut, R., Jesty, S. A., Hemsley, S. A.: Combination therapy with digoxin and diltiazem controls ventricular rate in chronic atrial fibrillation in dogs better than digoxin or diltiazem monotherapy: a randomized crossover study in 18 dogs. J Vet Intern Med 23(3): 499-508, 2009.

Jesty, S. A., Kraus, M. S., Gelzer, A. R., Rishniw, M., Moise, N. S.: Effect of transvenous electrical cardioversion on plasma cardiac troponin I concentrations in horses with atrial fibrillation. J Vet Intern Med 23(5): 1103-1107, 2009.

Gelzer, A. R. M., Koller, M. L., Otani, N. F., Fox, J. J., Enyeart, M. W., Hooker, G. J., Riccio, M. L., Bartoli, C. R., Gilmour, R. F.: Dynamic mechanism for initiation of ventricular fibrillation in vivo. Circulation 118(11): 1123-1129, 2008.

Oxford, E. M., Everitt, M., Coombs, W., Fox, P. R., Kraus, M., Gelzer, A. R. M., Saffitz, J., Taffet, S. M., Moïse, N. S., Delmar, M.: Molecular composition of the intercalated disc in a spontaneous canine animal model of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm 4(9): 1196-1205, 2007.

Gelzer, A. R. M., Moïse, N. S., Koller, M. L.: Defibrillation of German shepherds with inherited ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. J Vet Cardiol 7(2): 97-107, 2005.

Gelzer, A. R., Moïse, N. S., Vaidya, D., Wagner, K. A., Jalife, J.: Temporal organization of atrial activity and irregular ventricular rhythm during spontaneous atrial fibrillation: an in vivo study in the horse. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 11(7): 773-784, 2000.

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