Cardiology of the Horse

Edited by

  • Celia Marr, BVMS, MVM, PhD, MRCVS, Internal Medicine Clinician, Beaufort Cottage Equine Hospital, Newmarket
  • Mark Bowen, BVetMed, PhD, CertEM(IntMed), MRCVS, Associate Professor in Veterinary Internal Medicine, The University of Nottingham Associate Professor in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Cardiology of the Horse is a multi-author, contemporary reference on equine cardiology. The first section reviews the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the equine cardiovascular system. The second section describes diagnostic methods from basic to specialist examination skills and the third section addresses the investigation and management of common clinical problems using a problem-orientated approach. Suitable for students, general and specialist practitioners and teachers.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2817-5


Table of Contents

SECTION 1 – PHYSIOLOGY, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & PHARMACOLOGY

1. Introduction to cardiac anatomy and physiology

2. Neuroendocrine Control of Cardiovascular Function: Physiology and Pharmacology

3. Cardiac responses to exercise and training

4. Cardiac Disease & Pathology

5. Pathophysiology of heart failure

6. Electrophysiology and arrhythmiogenesis

7. Pharmacology of drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease

SECTION 2: DIAGNOSTIC METHODS

8. Auscultation

9. Echocardiography

10. Ambulatory Electrocardiography & Heart rate variability

11. Exercise & Stress Testing

12. Biochemical Markers of cardiovascular disease

SECTION 3: CLINICAL PROBLEMS

13. Dysrhythmias: assessment and medical management

14. Arrhythmias: pacing and electrocardioversion

15. Cardiac Murmurs: Congenital Heart Disease

16. Cardiac Murmurs: Valvular regurgitation and insufficiency

17. Fever: endocarditis and pericarditis

18. Collapse and Syncope

19. Heart Failure

20. Cardiovascular emergencies associated with anaesthesia

21. Cardiovascular complications in the Intensive Care Patient