Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animal Medicine  book cover
1st Edition

Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animal Medicine

ISBN 9781840761535
Published February 15, 2011 by CRC Press
396 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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

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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