Can you solve this puzzle?

Test your knowledge with our December Brain Teaser!

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A 12-year-old female spayed golden retriever 12 hours post splenectomy for hemoabdomen.

1) What percentage of canines will develop ventricular premature contractions after a splenectomy?

a) 20 percent

b) 40 percent

c) 60 percent

d) 80 percent


2) Splenic rupture is a risk factor for development of this arrhythmia?

a) True

b) False


3) The immediate treatment of choice for persistent tachycardia and hemodynamic instability is:

a) Lidocaine

b) Sotolol

c) Mexiletine

Check your answers on page 2.

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