The cardiology toolkit
Heart conditions: A complex topic to say the least, since there are so many causes and clinical signs to master. We've gathered our best articles on this delicate organ to make sure your veterinary patients' outcomes are a success instead of a failure.
> Cough! Gasp! Is it my heart or my lungs, doc? When a veterinary patient presents with coughing, you know you must distinguish between a cardiac or respiratory cause. Which is it? This veterinary cardiologist helps you sort through your differentials.
> Meet the top 10 most common arrhythmias in veterinary patients: This cheat sheet next to your ECG machine can cut down on your differential deliberation.
> Unclog your congestive heart failure protocols using dvm360 hacks
> Educate clients with prewritten, ready-to-use posts and tweets on heart disease
> Get to the heart of CHF with client communication tips and tools
> Most team members are familiar with finding a heart murmur in a patient. But what is a heart murmur, and how serious is this condition? What can you do to advocate for the best cardiac care for your patient? Here's how to get your team to understand the "thrill" of arrhythmias.
> Murmurs, loud and clear: This cardiologist preps the team to listen for heart murmurs and be able to ID their locations.
> Congestive heart failure for dummies—no, clients are the dummies! But there's a good chance they need help learning about this common condition in pets. Use this handout to put things in terms they understand.