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ECG for the Small Animal Practitioner

1st Edition

By Larry Tilley, Naomi Burtnick

Teton NewMedia

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Paperback: 9781893441002
pub: 2009-08-15

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This title provides ECG reference material in a fast and easy to use format. It is a wonderful reference for ECG data and provides samples of actual small animal ECG results with treatment recommendations. Easy to follow explanations of how to perform and interpret electrocardiograms are included. This presentation includes a brief review of physiology, technique and equipment, and interpretation of common electrocardiographic abnormalities. The friendly, non-textbook approach along with the use of helpful symbols, tips and examples, aid practitioners in learning to focus on the most elusive of features. A helpful drug formulary is provided in the appendix. The interpretation material is extremely helpful for the small animal practitioner, and the simple yet in-depth explanations are wonderful for the small animal technician. An ECG ruler which can be purchased separately allows the veterinarian to quickly determine heart rates and measure intervals easily and accurately. This is an excellent book for practitioners to keep by the ECG unit to insure that they do not miss even the slightest indication of cardiac irregularity. Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.

Table of Contents

"How To"

Introduction & Helpful Hints

Applications of the Electrocardiogram

Circulation System

Conduction System

Five Physiologic Properties of Cardiac Muscle


What is a Lead, Anyway?

Generation of the Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiographic Recording Technique

ECG Paper & Standardization

Calculating the Heart Rate

Measuring the P-QRS-T

Canine ECG Normal Values

Feline ECG Normal Values

Quick & Dirty Guide to ECG Enlargements & Bundle Branch Blocks

Classification of Arrhythmias

Building Blocks for Arrhythmia Interpretation

Interpreting Arrhythmias–the Easy Way

-Electrocardiographic Examples

Normal Sinus Impulse Formation

Normal Sinus Rhythm

Sinus Arrhythmia

Disturbances of Sinus Impulse Formation

Sinus Bradycardia

Sinus Tachycardia

Disturbances of Supraventricular Impulse Formation

Atrial Premature Complexes

Atrial Tachycardia

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrioventricular (AV) Junctional Premature Complexes &Tachycardia

Disturbances of Ventricular Impulse Formation

Ventricular Premature Complexes

Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Asystole

Ventricular Fibrillation

Disturbances of Impulse Conduction

Sinus Arrest or Block

Sick Sinus Syndrome

Atrial Standstill

Ventricular Pre-Excitation & Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Secret to Atrioventricular Blocks

First-Degree Atrioventricular Block

Second-Degree Atrioventricular Block

Third-Degree Atrioventricular Block

Left Bundle Branch Block

Right Bundle Branch Block

Escape Rhythms

Junctional & Ventricular Escape Rhythms

Miscellaneous Disturbances

Pericardial Effusion (low voltage QRS complexes & electrical alternans)

ST Segment & T Wave Changes



Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs

Recommended Textbook Readings

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Subject Categories

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