Feline Cardiology is the first book dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in cats. Designed for use in clinical practice, this reference combines cutting-edge information with practical applications, using a consistent format for ease of use. Feline Cardiology provides detailed, species-specific information that is absent from other texts, with an emphasis on the most commonly encountered feline cardiovascular diseases.
Drawing on the expertise of four internationally recognized authors, the book is packed with state-of-the-art information within the framework of daily practice. Coverage ranges from basic and advanced treatment approaches for cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, and many other disorders to the newest information on genetic testing, circulating markers of heart disease, and more. Feline Cardiology provides a comprehensive single resource to managing cardiovascular disease in cats and is a welcome addition to any small animal practice library.
- First book devoted entirely to recognition and management of cardiovascular disease in the domestic cat
- Covers advanced, state-of-the art material, including cardiac biomarkers, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, current approaches for screening programs, and pre-breeding evaluation of cats for heart disease
- Provides practical approaches to evaluating and treating heart disease in cats
- Answers common and challenging clinical questions, with the most space given to the most commonly encountered feline cardiovascular diseases
- Offers the very latest treatment information in individual disease chapters and in the cardiac drug formulary
- Includes a wealth of information not available in other sources, such as management of comorbidities, anesthesia of suspected heart patients, drug selection, and tables of normal cardiovascular parameters in cats
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Section A: Clinical Entities.
- Chapter 1. Heart Murmurs and Gallop Heart Sounds.
- Chapter 2. Exercise Intolerance and Syncope.
- Chapter 3. Pleural Effusion.
- Chapter 4. Dyspnea and Cough.
- Chapter 5. Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation.
- Section B: Diagnostic Testing.
- Chapter 6. Radiography.
- Chapter 7. Echocardiography.
- Chapter 8. Cardiac Biomarkers.
- Chapter 9. Electrocardiography.
- Section C: Congenital Heart Disease.
- Chapter 10: Congenital Heart Malformations.
- Section D: Cardiomyopathies.
- Chapter 11. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
- Chapter 12. Restrictive/Unclassified Cardiomyopathy.
- Chapter 13. Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
- Chapter 14. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy.
- Section E: Other Forms of StructuralHeart Disease.
- Chapter 15. Acquired Valvular Disease.
- Chapter 16. Cardiac Neoplasia.
- Chapter 17. Miscellaneous Myocardial and Other Structural Heart Diseases.
- Section F: Arrhythmias and OtherElectrocardiographic Abnormalities.
- Chapter 18. Arrhythmias and Other Electrocardiographic Abnormalities.
- Section G: Congestive Heart Failure.
- Chapter 19. Congestive Heart Failure.
- Section H: Arterial Thromboembolism.
- Chapter 20. Arterial Thromboembolism.
- Section I: Systemic Hypertension.
- Chapter 21. Systemic Hypertension.
- Section J: Pericardial Diseases.
- Chapter 22. Pericardial Effusion and Other Disorders of the Pericardium.
- Section K: Heartworm Disease.
- Chapter 23. Heartworm Disease.
- Section L: Comorbidities.
- Chapter 24. Comorbidities: Managing Cats That Have Coexistent Cardiac Disease and Extracardiac Disorders.
- Section M: Pulmonary Arterial Disorders.
- Chapter 25. Pulmonary Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Hypertension.
- Section N: Endocrine DiseasesAffecting the Heart.
- Chapter 26. Endocrine Diseases Affecting the Heart.
- Section O: Anesthesia in the Patientwith Cardiac Disease.
- Chapter 27. Anesthesia in the Patient with Cardiac Disease (Dr. Bruno Pypendop).
- Section P: Cardiac Screening Programs.
- Chapter 28. Cardiac Screening Programs .
- Section Q: Which Drug forWhich Disease?
- Chapter 29. Which Drug for Which Disease?
- Section R: Drug Formulary.
- Chapter 30. Drug Formulary.
- Inside Covers.
- Tables of Normal Values for Cats.
Etienne Côté, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology, Small Animal Internal Medicine), is Associate Professor of Companion Animal Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Kristin A. MacDonald, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology), is Staff Cardiologist at the VCA-Animal Care Center of Sonoma, California, USA.
Kathryn M. Meurs, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology), is Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA.
Meg M. Sleeper, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology), is Associate Professor of Cardiology in the Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA.