Life-Threatening Cardiac Emergencies For The Small Animal...

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Item#: 9781119042075
Edition 01
Author Mcmichael & Fries
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Life-Threatening Cardiac Emergencies for the Small Animal Practitioner offers a quick reference to recognizing and treating common cardiac arrhythmias and emergent cardiac conditions in canine and feline patients, designed for fast access during an emergency.<
/>Offers quick and easy access to key information for diagnosing and managing arrhythmias and cardiac conditions in dogs and catsDesigned for ease of use in the fast-paced emergency settingPresents clear, reproducible ECGs, radiographs, and echocardiograms for reference and comparisonPart of the Rapid Reference series providing small animal practitioners with ideal quick references for patient-side guidance

Table of Contents
Preface ixAcknowledgments xiIntroduction xiii1 Normal ECG 1 Before recording 1ECG set up 2Recording the ECG 2What is measured 3Normal ECG 3Calculating the heart rate 3Calculating the mean electrical axis 5Measuring the complexes 52 Bradyarrhythmias 8 Sinus
adycardia 8Sinus arrhythmia 9Sinus arrest 10Atrial standstill 10AV block overview 12First-degree AV block 12Second-degree AV block 12Third-degree AV block 13Asystole 15Cardiopulmonary arrest 16Escape rhythms 203 Tachyarrhythmias 22 Atrial premature complexes 22Ventricular premature complexes 22Differentiating SVT from VT 24Supraventricular tachycardia 27Atrial fi
illation 28Ventricular pre-excitation 32Re-entrant tachycardia 33Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome 34Ventricular tachycardia 35Accelerated idioventricular rhythm 38Ventricular flutter 39Ventricular fi
illation 40Torsade de pointes 404 Miscellaneous arrhythmias and cardiac conditions 42 Artifacts and anomalies 42Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy 42AV junctional rhythms 45Junctional escape beats 45Junctional rhythm 46Bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome (sick sinus syndrome) 47Electrical alternans (pericardial effusion) 48Left bundle
anch block 50Left anterior fascicular block 51Right bundle
anch block 52ST segment abnormalities 52T wave abnormalities 53Canine congestive heart failure-mitral valve insufficiency 55Canine dilated cardiomyopathy 58Feline aortic thromboembolism (saddle thrombus) 59Feline congestive heart failure 64Heartworm-caval syndrome (CS) 68Pericardial effusion 735 Electrolyte disturbance and the ECG 77 Hyperkalemia 77Hypokalemia 78Hypercalcemia 78Hypocalcemia 796 Emergency algorithms 80 Bradycardia algorithm 80Tachycardia algorithm 80Asystole algorithm (CPR) 80Arrhythmia drug chart 80Further reading 86Index 000