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Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animal Medicine

1st Edition

By Wendy Ware

CRC Press

396 pages

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The softcover edition of this comprehensive and superbly illustrated book contains key updates to the text and references focused on common cardiovascular diseases and their management, including therapy for congestive heart failure and arrhythmias, reflecting the main developments in cardiology and in practice.

Since publication Dr Ware’s authoritative yet user friendly guide to cardiovascular diseases and disorders in the dog and cat has been widely praised. It is 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.


This is an excellent, practical, clinical reference with quality images to enhance learning. It is appropriate for general practitioners, veterinary students, and residents. The new edition addresses several key updates in small animal cardiovascular medicine and should be a welcome addition to any reference library. (4 stars)

—Maureen McMichael, DVM, DACVECC, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Doody's Review Service

Praise for the Previous Edtion

Excellently achieves the author’s stated goal of creating a practical clinical reference that will also provide a broad overview of small animal cardiovascular medicine…strikes a great balance between comprehensiveness and usefulness in everyday practice…great value for practicing veterinarians and veterinary students.


Whether you are a clinical student, the most generalist of general practitioners or a bit of a cardiologist, this has something to offer all

The Veterinary Record

A tremendous reference for students and small animal practitioners alike…clearly organized and presented in a practical fashion…useful in an emergency situation as well as day-to-day practice

ALN Magazine

Table of Contents

Introduction and Normal Reference Information

The normal cardiovascular system

The cardiovascular examination

Cardiac radiography



Cardiovascular Problems

Murmurs and abnormal heart sounds



Respiratory difficulty

Jugular vein distension or pulsations

Abdominal distension

Subcutaneous edema

Abnormal heart rate or rhythm

Syncope and intermittent collapse

Thromboembolic disease

Management of heart failure

Management of arrhythmias

Cardiovascular Diseases

Congenital cardiovascular diseases

Acquired valve diseases

Myocardial diseases of the dog

Moycardial diseases of the cat

Pericardial diseases and cardiac tumours

Pulmonary distension

Heartworm disease

Systemic hypertension


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal