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
Table of Contents
Section I-Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology and Dysfunction.
Chapter 1. Cardiac Anatomy.
Chapter 2. Basic Cardiac Physiology.
Blood Pressure Regulation.
Chapter 3. The Pathophysiology of Heart Failure.
Chapter 4. History and Physical Exam.
Chapter 5. Electrocardiography: Principles and Use.
Chapter 6. Thoracic Radiography.
Chapter 7. Echocardiography.
Chapter 8. Blood Pressure Measurement.
Chapter 9. Angiography.
Chapter 10. Cardiac Specific Biomarkers.
Chapter 10. Acquired Disease.
Acquired Valve Disease.
Chapter 11. Congenital Disease.
Chapter 12. Pericardial Disease and Cardiac Neoplasia.
Section IV-Therapies and Interventions.
Chapter 13. Cardiac Drugs.
Drugs for Heart Failure.
Chapter 14. Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure.
Chapter 15. Interventional Procedures.
Bradyarrhythmia Pacemaker Therapy.
Section V-Large Animal Cardiology.
Chapter 16. Equine.
Chapter 17. Ruminants
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.