Cardiology of the Horse book cover

Cardiology of the Horse

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.

Hardbound, 320 Pages

Published: November 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2817-5

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

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