FAQs - What is Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Toy Manchester Terriers is characterized by the death of young animals (typically less than 12 months of age) as a result of a sudden and fatal arrhythmia. Genetic research has determined that the condition is caused by a mutation in a gene associated with potassium channel formation, which is an integral part of the process regulating electrical activity in the heart.