Key Features

An up-to-date account of current clinical practice in equine cardiology covering:

  • recent developments in research and practice
  • problem-orientated approaches helpful to both general and specialist practitioners
  • clinical management of specific groups from foals and racehorses to geriatric patients
  • cardiac problems related to exercise, anaesthesia and intensive care

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

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
eBook ISBN:
9780702050930
eBook ISBN:
9780702044045
Print ISBN:
9780702028175

About the editors

Celia Marr

Affiliations and Expertise

Internal Medicine Clinician, Beaufort Cottage Equine Hospital, Newmarket

Mark Bowen

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Veterinary Internal Medicine, The University of Nottingham Associate Professor in Veterinary Internal Medicine