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.
Electronic ISBN:
9780702044045
Electronic ISBN:
9780702050930
Print ISBN:
9780702028175

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