Small Animal ECGs: An Introductory Guide provides all the information veterinarians need when using electrocardiography techniques for the first time. * An ideal introduction to veterinary electrocardiography written in a very easy to understand way, for what can be a daunting subject * The author is RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and regularly speaks on this subject * Full of examples of colour ECG tracings, as well as colour illustrations to explain arrhythmias * Covers techniques that can readily be used in first opinion small animal practice * Includes new chapters on mechanisms of supraventricular arrhythmias, accelerated idioventricular rhythm and use of Holters
Mike Martin holds a Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and has been an RCVS Recognised Specialist since 1995. He has been an examiner at Certificate and Diploma level for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has been both Honorary Secretary and Chairman of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society. He has published over 40 scientific peer reviewed papers. He is a recipient of BSAVA awards: in 1993 the Dunkin Award, in 2000 the Melton Award, in 2006 the Petsavers Award and in 2010 the Dunkin & Blaine Awards. He is a frequent CPD lecturer within Europe and has presented his clinical research at Specialist Cardiology meetings in both Europe and the USA.
Preface to third edition vii About the author ix Acknowledgements xi Abbreviations xiii Part 1: Understanding the electricity of the heart and how it produces an ECG complex 1 1 What is an ECG? 3 2 The electricity of the heart 4 3 Rhythms of sinus origin 10 Part 2: Abnormal electricity of the heart 15 4 Recognising and understanding ectopia 17 5 Ventricular arrhythmias 27 6 Supraventricular arrhythmias 44 7 Abnormalities in the conduction system 54 8 Changes in the P QRS Tmorphology 63 Part 3: More advanced electrocardiography 71 9 Understanding the ECG limb lead systems 73 10 Mean electrical axis (MEA) explained 75 11 Intraventricular conduction defects 79 12 Supraventricular arrhythmias: in-depth 86 Part 4: Management, clinical significance and treatment of arrhythmias 95 13 Management of arrhythmias 97 14 Clinical significance and treatment of tachyarrhythmias 102 15 Clinical significance and treatment of bradyarrhythmias 112 Part 5: Recording and interpreting ECGs 119 16 Approach to interpretation of the ECG recording 121 17 Artefacts 124 18 Recording an ECG 130 19 Choosing an ECG recorder 137 20 Ambulatory ECG monitoring 143 Further reading 152 Index 153