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Guide to Canine and Feline Electrocardiography

  • ID: 4469592
  • Book
  • 456 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Guide to Canine and Feline Electrocardiography offers a comprehensive and readable guide to the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms in cats and dogs.   The book explains the principles of electrocardiography, from the basics of how to obtain a good quality electrocardiogram to the diagnosis and treatment of the most complex arrhythmias. Numerous case examples, including electrocardiograms and Holter monitor recordings, help the reader understand all the steps needed to achieve a correct diagnosis. 

The characteristics of both normal and abnormal heart rhythms in dogs and cats are covered in detail, with an emphasis on abnormal heart rhythms that are likely to be significant and require treatment. In addition, the book describes the full range of treatment options currently available, including traditional medical treatment as well as newer interventional treatments. 

  • Covers all aspects of electrocardiography, from basics to advanced concepts of interest to specialists
  • Explains how to obtain high–quality electrocardiograms
  • Offers expert insight and guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of simple and complex arrhythmias alike
  • Features numerous case examples, with electrocardiograms and Holter monitor recordings
  • Shows the characteristics of normal and abnormal heart rhythms in dogs and cats
  • Includes access to a companion website with self–assessment questions and the appendices and figures from the book

Guide to Canine and Feline Electrocardiography is an indispensable resource for veterinarians in general practice with an interest in cardiology, as well as referring specialists. It is also a welcome reference for veterinary students and those studying for a postgraduate qualification in cardiology or internal medicine.

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List of Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

About the Companion Website xiii

1 Anatomy of the Conduction System 1
Pedro Oliveira

2 Cardiac Electrophysiology 9
Antonia Mavropoulou

3 Cardiac Vectors and the Genesis of the Electrocardiogram 21
Pedro Oliveira

4 Electrocardiography 35
Ruth Willis

5 Sinus Rhythms 57
Ruth Willis

6 Pathogenesis and Classification of Arrhythmias 67
Antonia Mavropoulou

7 Bradyarrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances 79
Ruth Willis

8 Atrial Rhythms 109
Pedro Oliveira

9 Atrial Fibrillation 127
Ruth Willis

10 Junctional Rhythms 147
Pedro Oliveira

11 Ventricular Rhythms 169
Antonia Mavropoulou

12 Clinical Approach to Arrhythmias and Intermittent Collapse 189
Ruth Willis

13 Diagnostic Approach to Narrow ]QRS Complex Tachycardia 201
Antonia Mavropoulou

14 Diagnostic Approach to Wide ]QRS Complex Tachycardia 211
Antonia Mavropoulou

15 Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Recordings 219
Ruth Willis

16 Heart Rate Variability 231
Domingo Casamian ]Sorrosal

17 Anti ]arrhythmic Drugs 241
Joel Freitas da Silva

18 Pacemaker Therapy 255
Simon Swift

19 Electrophysiology Studies and Catheter Ablation 271
Pedro Oliveira and Martin Lowe

20 Arrhythmias in Canine Cardiomyopathies and Valvular Heart Disease 285
Gerhard Wess and Marin Torti

21 Arrhythmias in Feline Cardiomyopathies 301
Erin L. Anderson

22 Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmias in German Shepherd Dogs 315
Thibault Ribas and Romain Pariaut

23 Systemic Disease and Arrhythmias, Including Selected Non ]cardiogenic Causes of Collapse 319
Jon Wray

24 Cardiac Arrhythmias and Anaesthesia 337
Frances Downing and Louise Clark

Appendix 1 Normal ECG Measurements for Cats and Dogs 349

Appendix 2 Arrhythmias A Brief Review 351

Appendix 3 Mean Electrical Axis 381

Appendix 4 Anti ]Arrhythmic Drugs and Dosages 387

Appendix 5 Sample ECG Reports 389

Self–assessment 393

Index 425

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Ruth Willis
Pedro Oliveira
Antonia Mavropoulou
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