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Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation in Small Animal Practice

1st Edition

By Mark A Oyama, Marc S Kraus, Anna R Gelzer

CRC Press

96 pages | 98 Color Illus.

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In this concise and practical review, the authors recognize that among the range of cardiac investigations available to veterinarians, the standard electrocardiogram (ECG) is an indispensable, safe and inexpensive test in assessing dogs and cats with heart disease.

Following discussion of the principles of electrocardiography, the book systematically explores the evaluation of the ECG—including determination of heart rate, measurement of intervals, derivation of the mean electrical axis, and criteria for atrial and ventricular enlargement or hypertrophy. It also examines intraventricular conduction disturbances and both normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. Flow charts are provided to help users diagnose arrhythmias with confidence and 46 real cases and ECG tracings reinforce the principles and encourage discussion.

Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation in Small Animal Practice is illustrated throughout and is of value to all veterinary practitioners, technicians, and students who wish to improve their skills in interpreting ECGs.


"A more succinct or more practical guide would be difficult to find. The authors are all hands-on clinicians and they very much emphasise the practical rather than the theoretical aspects of electrocardiography.… The problem cases encourage deduction rather than passive learning."

—Michael Stafford Johnson, in Veterinary Record

Table of Contents

Principles of Electrocardiography

Evaluation of the Electrocardiogram

Approach to Evaluation Arrhymthmias

Forty-Six Cases


Subject Categories

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