Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound

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Chapter 4 Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound Virginia Luis Fuentes INTRODUCTION Echocardiography has become the most important diagnostic technique for the diagnosis of canine and feline heart disease. The interaction between…

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Radiology of the Heart

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Chapter 2 Radiology of the Heart Brian A. Poteet INTRODUCTION Thoracic radiography is a key component of the cardiovascular evaluation. Careful attention to proper positioning is of primary importance to…

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Acquired Valvular Disease

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Chapter 6 Acquired Valvular Disease Jonathan A. Abbott INTRODUCTION Acquired primary valvular disease in dogs and cats generally is degenerative or less commonly, infective. Other pathologic processes, such as neoplasia,…

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Congenital Heart Disease

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Chapter 12 Congenital Heart Disease Keith N. Strickland INTRODUCTION Incidence • The incidence of congenital heart disease in dogs has been reported to be 6.8 to 8.0 per 1000 hospital…

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Electrocardiography

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Chapter 3 Electrocardiography Larry P. Tilley, Francis W.K. Smith, Jr. INTRODUCTION Electrocardiography in clinical practice is the recording at the body surface of electrical fields generated by the heart. Specific…

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Cardiovascular Effects of Systemic Diseases

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Chapter 13 Cardiovascular Effects of Systemic Diseases Francis W.K. Smith, Jr., Donald P. Schrope, Carl D. Sammarco INTRODUCTION Many systemic diseases are capable of profoundly affecting cardiovascular structure and function…

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Pacemaker Therapy

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Chapter 21 Pacemaker Therapy Janice McIntosh Bright “It struck me how easily excitable the myocardium is. You just touch it and it gives you a run of extra beats—so why…

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Feline Cardiomyopathy

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Chapter 8 Feline Cardiomyopathy Richard D. Kienle INTRODUCTION The term cardiomyopathy literally means “heart muscle disease” and designates a disorder of the heart in which the primary abnormality lies within…

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Cardiac Surgery

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Chapter 20 Cardiac Surgery E. Christopher Orton INTRODUCTION Cardiac surgery is increasingly an option for management of congenital and acquired cardiac conditions in small animals. Some cardiac surgeries are widely…

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Heartworm Disease

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Chapter 10 Heartworm Disease Clay A. Calvert, Justin David Thomason INTRODUCTION Heartworm disease is a common problem in tropical and subtropical regions. Heartworm infection has spread throughout most areas of…

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