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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Aortic Stenosis in Boxer Dogs: Genetics and Inheritance

AortaImage via WikipediaThis is the second part of a series of articles on aortic stenosis in Boxers. View part one, Physiology. Further articles will be posted shortly.

Aortic Stenosis is a common heart condition in Boxers, caused by a ridge or narrowing on the wall of the aorta, at or just below the aortic valve. Aortic Stenosis is considered to be a genetic, inherited disease in dogs, and research on Newfoundlands and Boxers has supported this theory.