Cardiology

Finding the Balance in Your Patients with Cardiovascular and Renal Disease

Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, DACVIM, DECVIM, DABVP (Feline) Ashley B. Saunders, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) Texas A&M University Detecting Heart Disease Most heart disease in dogs is unmasked by clues detected during physical examination (eg, murmur, arrhythmia, or jugular pulses). Cardiovascular and renal disease are commonly diagnosed in cats and dogs; incidence increases with patient age. …

Advances in Feline Cardiac Diagnostics

Brent Aona, DVM, and Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine THE RIGHT COMBINATION The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be challenging and may require a combination of history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electrocardiography, diagnostic imaging, and systemic workup. The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be …

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Beyond Furosemide: The Role of Diuretics in Congestive Heart Failure Part 2 – Spironolactone

Marisa K. Ames, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology), Colorado State University  Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) North Carolina State University Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to the Institute attendees. Practical Techniques from …

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Beyond Furosemide: The Role of Diuretics in Congestive Heart Failure Part 1 – Torsemide

Marisa K. Ames, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) Colorado State University Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) North Carolina State University Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to the Institute attendees.Practical Techniques from the …

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Responding to a Cardiac Emergency: Pericardial Effusion in Canine Patients

Oriana D. Scislowicz, BS, LVT CVCA – Cardiac Care for Pets, Richmond, Virginia Pericardial effusion is considered a cardiac emergency situation that is most commonly seen in canine patients. It is very important, especially for veterinary technicians in emergency care facilities, to be able to recognize the signs of pericardial effusion and quickly respond. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY …

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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome & Sepsis, Part 2: Stabilization & Treatment

Erin McGowan, VMD, and Deborah Silverstein, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC University of Pennsylvania Early recognition of patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis is imperative in order to optimize the chance of patient survival. Early intervention is then necessary to minimize further tissue ischemia, cellular damage, and organ injury. Part 1 of this series—Systemic …

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