3 Must-reads on veterinary cardiology

April 15, 2021

Check out these articles offering insight on congenital defects, cardiac tumors, and more.

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.