Cardiology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Cardiology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

By: H. Edward Durham (editor)Paperback

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Cardiology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a comprehensive resource for veterinary technicians and nurses working with cardiovascular patients in veterinary practice. Offers a complete reference to veterinary cardiology targeted at veterinary technicians and nurses, summarizing fundamental knowledge on cardiovascular disease Covers dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, and camelids Provides information ranging from introductory to advanced for a thorough guide to cardiac conditions Presents detailed procedures for common cardiac catheterization techniques, including supplies required Includes photographs and illustrations to depict the concepts described

About Author

The editor H. Edward Durham, Jr., CVT, RVT, LATG, VTS (Cardiology), is Senior Veterinary Technician-Cardiology at the University of Missouri's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, USA.


List of Contributors ix Foreword xi List of Abbreviations xv Introduction:Why Animals have a Circulatory System 1 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Section I Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology 5 Cardiac Anatomy 7 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Basic Cardiac Physiology 23 June A. Boon and H. Edward Durham, Jr. Section II Diagnostics 43 History and Physical Examination 45 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Electrocardiography 63 Shari Hemsley Thoracic Radiography 111 Deborah M. Fine Echocardiography and Doppler Study 133 Michelle St John and H. Edward Durham, Jr. Blood Pressure Measurement and Systemic Hypertension 179 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Angiography 199 Barbara P. Brewer Cardiac Biomarkers 225 Kristin Hohnadel Section III Cardiac Diseases 231 Congenital Heart Diseases 233 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Acquired Heart Diseases 277 Stacey Leach Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Neoplasia 301 Anne Myers Section IV Therapies and Interventions 315 Pathophysiology of Heart Failure 317 June A. Boon and H. Edward Durham, Jr. Drugs for Cardiac Therapy 329 Kathryn J. Atkinson Treatment of Cardiac Disease 351 Robert J. Schutrumpf III Interventional Therapies 367 Anna McManamey, AnneMyers, and H. Edward Durham, Jr. Section V Large Animal Cardiology 405 Equine Cardiology 407 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Ruminant and Camelid Cardiology 443 Mark W. Harmon Appendix 459 Index 467

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813813530
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780813813530
  • weight: 956
  • ISBN10: 0813813530

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