Since the first edition, there have been many developments in this field, particularly in the area of cardiology. This new edition has been completely revised and updated, and now includes the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiorespiratory diseases. Full of helpful tips and ideas, the authors offer their expert advice on the more common diseases, with some references to rarer conditions.
This edition includes:
Completely revised new edition, now in the Notes On series, detailing the latest developments in the treatment of heart disease;
Practitioner orientated, with full guidance on how to achieve the best diagnostic results for radiography, echocardiography and airway samples;
Includes a drug glossary, table for CPR and useful appendices on breed predispositions and normal echo–values for dogs and cats;
Written by experienced clinical experts in cardiorespiratory medicine.
Acknowledgements and Dedication.
Section 1 Investigation of the Cardiorespiratory Case.
Chapter 1 History and physical examination.
Chapter 2 Thoracic radiography.
Chapter 3 Electrocardiography.
Chapter 4 Echocardiography.
Chapter 5 Further investigative techniques.
Section 2 Cardiorespiratory Syndromes.
Chapter 6 Heart failure.
Chapter 7 Arrhythmias.
Chapter 8 Episodic weakness and collapse.
Chapter 9 Cough, dyspnoea and tachypnoea.
Section 3 Diseases of the Cardiorespiratory System.
Chapter 10 Diseases of the valves and endocardium.
Chapter 11 Diseases of the myocardium.
Chapter 12 Pericardial disease and cardiac neoplasia.
Chapter 13 Congenital heart disease.
Chapter 14 Parasitic disease.
Chapter 15 Systemic and pulmonary hypertension.
Chapter 16 Diseases of the upper respiratory tract.
Chapter 17 Diseases of the lower airways.
Chapter 18 Diseases of the lung parenchyma.
Chapter 19 Diseases of the pleura and mediastinum.
Section 4 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Chapter 20 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Section 5 Appendices.
Appendix 1 Common breed predispositions to cardiorespiratory disease in dogs.
Appendix 2 Calculating constant rate infusions of lignocaine and dobutamine.
Appendix 3 Digoxin use in the dog 188.
Appendix 4 Some normal echocardiographic values for dogs and cats.
Appendix 5 Normal ECG values for dogs and cats.
Appendix 6 Classification of pleural effusions.
Appendix 7 Sedation regimes for dogs and cats with cardiorespiratory disease.
Appendix 8 Doses of emergency drugs.
Summary of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation inside back cover