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Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animal Medicine



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This is a comprehensive, authoritative, yet user-friendly guide to cardiovascular diseases and disorders in the dog and cat. It is fully referenced and richly illustrated throughout by clinical colour photos, imaging and diagrams of the highest quality.Coverage includes evaluation techniques, investigative procedures, diagnosis, medical and surgical management options and methods. Already highly praised in pre-publication reviews, Dr Ware's book will be an educational resource and a professional reference of lasting value.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 6
Abbreviationsp. 7
Introduction and normal reference informationp. 9
The normal cardiovascular systemp. 10
The heartp. 11
The circulationp. 21
Referencesp. 25
The cardiovascular examinationp. 26
General considerationsp. 26
The cardiovascular examinationp. 27
Referencesp. 33
Overview of cardiac radiographyp. 34
General principlesp. 34
Evaluation of the heartp. 34
Evaluation of intrathoracic blood vesselsp. 40
Evaluation of pulmonary parenchymap. 43
Evaluation of the pleural spacep. 45
Referencesp. 46
Overview of electrocardiographyp. 47
General principlesp. 47
Cardiac rhythym assessmentp. 51
Mean electrical axisp. 60
Cardiac chamber enlargementp. 61
Other ECG abnormalities and considerationsp. 62
Ambulatory ECGp. 66
Referencesp. 67
Overview of echocardiographyp. 68
General principlesp. 68
The echocardiography examinationp. 69
Two-dimensional echocardiographyp. 70
M-mode echocardiographyp. 77
Doppler echocardiographyp. 82
Transesophageal echocardiographyp. 87
Three-dimensional echocardiographyp. 87
Referencesp. 88
Clinical manifestations and management of cardiovascular problemsp. 91
Murmurs and abnormal heart soundsp. 92
Overviewp. 92
Cardiac murmursp. 92
Abnormal transient soundsp. 95
Approach to the patient with a murmur or abnormal heart soundsp. 96
Referencesp. 97
Cardiomegalyp. 98
Overviewp. 98
Pathophysiologyp. 98
Approach to the patient with cardiomegalyp. 99
Referencesp. 100
Coughp. 101
Overviewp. 101
Pathophysiologyp. 101
Approach to the coughing patientp. 102
Referencesp. 105
Respiratory difficultyp. 106
Overviewp. 106
Pathophysiologyp. 107
Approach to the patient with respiratory difficultyp. 112
Referencesp. 115
Jugular vein distension or pulsationsp. 117
Overviewp. 117
Pathophysiologyp. 118
Approach to the patient with jugular vein distension/pulsationsp. 119
Referencesp. 120
Abdominal distensionp. 121
Overviewp. 121
Pathophysiologyp. 121
Approach to the patient with abdominal distensionp. 124
Referencesp. 126
Subcutaneous edemap. 127
Overviewp. 127
Pathophysiologyp. 127
Approach to the patient with subcutaneous edemap. 129
Referencesp. 130
Abnormal heart rate or rhythmp. 131
Overviewp. 131
Pathophysiologyp. 132
Approach to the patient with abnormal heart rate or rhythmp. 135
Referencesp. 138
Syncope or intermittent collapsep. 139
Overviewp. 139
Pathophysiologyp. 139
Approach to the patient with syncope or intermittent collapsep. 142
Referencesp. 144
Thromboembolic diseasep. 145
Overviewp. 145
Pathophysiologyp. 147
Approach to the patient with thromboembolic diseasep. 152
Thromboembolic disease prophylaxisp. 160
Referencesp. 161
Management of heart failurep. 164
Overviewp. 164
Pathophysiologyp. 164
Clinical manifestations of congestive heart failurep. 168
Management of acute decompensated congestive heart failurep. 170
Management of chronic heart failurep. 176
Referencesp. 188
Management of arrhythmiasp. 194
Overviewp. 194
Pathophysiologyp. 194
General arrhythmia management considerationsp. 196
Management of supraventricular tachyarrhythmiasp. 202
Management of ventricular tachyarrhythmiasp. 206
Management of bradyarrhythmiasp. 209
Overview of antiarrhythmic drugsp. 211
Overview of pacing therapyp. 219
Referencesp. 221
Cardiovascular diseasesp. 227
Congenital cardiovascular diseasesp. 228
Overviewp. 228
Subaortic stenosisp. 229
Pulmonic stenosisp. 234
Patent ductus arteriosusp. 238
Ventricular septal defectp. 241
Atrial septal defectp. 243
Mitral dysplasiap. 244
Tricuspid dysplasiap. 246
Tetralogy of Fallotp. 247
Pulmonary hypertension with shunt reversalp. 250
Vascular ring anomaliesp. 255
Cor triatriatump. 256
Other vascular anomaliesp. 258
Endocardial fibroelastosisp. 258
Referencesp. 259
Acquired valve diseasesp. 263
Degenerative valve diseasep. 263
Infective endocarditisp. 272
Referencesp. 277
Myocardial diseases of the dogp. 280
Dilated cardiomyopathyp. 280
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathyp. 289
Secondary myocardial diseasesp. 290
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathyp. 292
Infective myocarditisp. 293
Noninfective myocarditisp. 295
Referencesp. 296
Myocardial diseases of the catp. 300
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathyp. 300
Secondary hypertrophic myocardial diseasep. 309
Restrictive cardiomyopathyp. 310
Dilated cardiomyopathyp. 312
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathyp. 316
Corticosteroid-associated congestive heart failurep. 316
Myocarditisp. 316
Referencesp. 317
Pericardial diseases and cardiac tumorsp. 320
Acquired pericardial effusionsp. 320
Constrictive pericardial diseasep. 329
Congenital pericardial malformationsp. 330
Cardiac tumorsp. 332
Referencesp. 337
Pulmonary hypertensionp. 340
Overviewp. 340
Pathophysiologyp. 340
Clinical featuresp. 342
Referencesp. 348
Heartworm diseasep. 351
Dirofilaria immitisp. 351
Angiostrongylus vasorump. 368
Referencesp. 369
Systemic hypertensionp. 372
Overviewp. 372
Clinical featuresp. 374
Referencesp. 381
Indexp. 385
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