Heart disease is a common condition seen in daily practice. To help you continue to provide the highest quality of care to your cardiology patients, we've selected 3 informative articles that provide valuable information on a wide array of heart-related topics.
From how to detect cardiac tumors to an introductory guide to reading ECGs, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Happy reading!
- Cardiac tumors in dogs and cats: Although rare in animals, cardiac tumors can cause life-threatening complications. Since presenting clinical signs in patients with cardiac tumors are usually nonspecific, a low level of suspicion often hampers diagnosis. Take a closer look at the considerations for the use of echocardiography for evaluating suspected tumors located in the heart.
- The malformed canine heart: Congenital defects that affect the canine heart have hallmark signatures traceable on puppy exam. Find out why it's crucial that you understand the subtle differences in how they present.
- Reading ECGs in veterinary patients: an introduction: Veterinary cardiologist Meg M. Sleeper, VMD, DACVIM (cardiology), explains why understanding the basic electrical principles of the heart is essential for interpreting ECGs.