Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology

Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology

5th Edition - May 5, 2015

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  • Authors: Francis Smith, Larry Tilley, Mark Oyama, Meg Sleeper
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323188036
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323188029

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The most effective, practical approach to the recognition and management of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary medicine, Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology, 5th Edition walks readers through the challenges and conditions encountered in everyday practice. This completely revised and updated edition includes vital information on diagnostic modalities and techniques, therapeutic options, surgical procedures, and pharmaceutical management of the dog and cat cardiac patient. A new chapter on genetic and biomarker testing and a new chapter on nutrition surrounding cardiovascular disease ensure practitioners are well-equipped to handle every aspect of cardiac care in small animals.

Key Features

  • The latest coverage on common cardiovascular disorders and practical treatment methods addresses topics, such as: cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, cardiopulmonary arrest, and more.
  • Easy-to-follow organization separates content into three sections that build on each other — Section 1: Diagnosis of Heart Disease; Section 2: Cardiovascular Disease; Section 3: Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Extensive art program contains vivid illustrations, clinical photographs, and color Doppler images.
  • Drug formulary appendix features a list of commonly used cardiopulmonary drugs, along with formulations, indications, and dosages (for both dogs and cats).
  • Streamlined text, bullet points, and helpful boxes help to highlight the most important clinical content.
  • Highlighted key points spotlight key information, diagnosis considerations, clinical tips and more.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Diagnosis of Heart Disease    
    1. The History of Physical Examination
    2. Radiology of the Heart
    3. Electrocardiography
    4. Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound
    5. Special Diagnostic Techniques for Evaluation of Cardiac Disease
    6. Laboratory Diagnosis of Cardiac Disease NEW!
    Section 2: Cardiovascular Diseases    
    7. Acquired Valvular Disease
    8. Canine Cardiomyopathy
    9. Feline Cardiomyopathy
    10. Cor Pulmonale & Pulmonary Thromboembolism
    11. Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease
    12. Cardiac Tumors and Pericardial Disease
    13. Congenital Heart Disease
    14. Cardiovascular Disorders in Systemic Diseases
    15. Systemic Hypertension
    Section 3: Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease  
    16. Pathophysiology and Therapy of Heart Failure
    17. Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
    18. Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation
    19. Emergency Management and Critical Care
    20. Anesthesia of the Cardiac Patient
    21. Cardiac Surgery
    22. Pacemaker Therapy
    23. Nutrition and Cardiac Disease NEW!
    1. Canine Breed Predilections for Heart Disease
    2. Available Canine and Feline Genetic Tests for Breed-Specific Cardiac Disease NEW!
    3. Breed-Specific Cardiac Conditions for Dogs and Cats NEW!
    4. Genetic Testing Centers NEW!
    5. Common Cardiovascular Drugs
    6. New Guidelines for CPR NEW!
    7. Echocardiographic Normals by Body Weight & Breed
    8. Chief Classification System of Canine Congestive Heart Failure

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2015
  • Published: May 5, 2015
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323188036
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323188029

About the Authors

Francis Smith

Francis W.K. Smith, Jr., DVM Diplomate ACVIM is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiology and is a clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He is Vice-President and co-founder with Dr. Tilley of VetMed Consultants, Inc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President, VetMed Consultants, Inc., Lexington, MA; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA

Larry Tilley

Larry Patrick Tilley, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM is President, VetMedConsultants, Inc. in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Tilley has been one of the foremost consultants and educators in veterinary cardiology for nearly 20 years. He is also well known as the author of the popular book, The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult (the Wiley-Blackwell publication that launched an entire series of 5-minute books) with Dr. Smith. Tilley is a popular presenter at veterinary conferences nationally and internationally. As Dr. Smith’s co-founder of CardioPet in 1980, Dr. Tilley has been a driving force behind telemedicine and its development as a service devoted to consultant expertise and continuing education.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, VetMed Consultants, Inc., Consultant, New Mexico Veterinary Specialty Referral Center, Santa Fe, NM

Mark Oyama

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Meg Sleeper

Meg Sleeper VMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school cum laude in 1993. She is an associate professor of cardiology and was section chief from 2001 through 2011. Dr. Meg Sleeper has published numerous papers including over 70 peer-reviewed original papers, over 50 review papers or case reports, and 4 books. In addition to lecturing at conferences including the American Heart Association, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, the Keystone Veterinary Conference, the World Feline conference and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), she has been the coordinator for the small animal cardiology section at the AVMA conference since 2009. She has trained 18 veterinary cardiologists through their residency programs at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. In 2015 she joined the faculty at the University of Florida veterinary school. Dr. Sleeper is on the editorial or review board of 11 journals and has served on the research (2008-2011) and examination (2005-2008) committees for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology). In early 2011, she was appointed to the Great Ape Heart Project. This project is focused on improving cardiac health in the 4 ape species (Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans).

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Cardiology, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL, USA

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