Feline Cardiology

Feline Cardiology Pdf

By Etienne Cote, Kathryn Montgomery Meurs, and Kristin A. MacDonald

Feline Cardiology PDF 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 comorbidities, anesthesia of suspected heart patients, drug selection, and tables of normal cardiovascular parameters in cats
Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi

Authors xiii

Section A: Clinical Entities 3

Chapter 1. Heart Murmurs and Gallop Heart Sounds 5

Chapter 2. Exercise Intolerance and Syncope 13

Chapter 3. Pleural Effusion 19

Chapter 4. Dyspnea and Cough 25

Chapter 5. Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation 29

Section B: Diagnostic Testing 35

Chapter 6. Radiography 37

Chapter 7. Echocardiography 51

Chapter 8. Cardiac Biomarkers 69

Chapter 9. Electrocardiography 77

Section C: Congenital Heart Disease 83

Chapter 10: Congenital Heart Malformations 85

Section D: Cardiomyopathies 101

Chapter 11. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 103

Chapter 12. Restrictive/Unclassified Cardiomyopathy 177

Chapter 13. Dilated Cardiomyopathy 183

Chapter 14. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy 189

Section E: Other Forms of Structural Heart Disease 193

Chapter 15. Acquired Valvular Disease 195

Chapter 16. Cardiac Neoplasia 201

Chapter 17. Miscellaneous Myocardial Disease 205

Section F: Arrhythmias and Other Electrocardiographic Abnormalities 211

Chapter 18. Arrhythmias and Other Electrocardiographic Abnormalities 213

Section G: Congestive Heart Failure 255

Chapter 19. Congestive Heart Failure 257

Section H: Arterial Thromboembolism 303

Chapter 20. Arterial Thromboembolism 305

Section I: Systemic Hypertension 323

Chapter 21. Systemic Hypertension 325

Section J: Pericardial Diseases 341

Chapter 22. Pericardial Effusion and Other Disorders of the Pericardium 343

Section K: Heartworm Disease 351

Chapter 23. Heartworm Disease 353

Section L: Comorbidities 365

Chapter 24. Comorbidities: Managing Cats That Have Coexistent Cardiac Disease and Extracardiac Disorders 367

Section M: Pulmonary Arterial Disorders 381

Chapter 25. Pulmonary Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Hypertension 383

Section N: Endocrine Diseases Affecting the Heart 393

Chapter 26. Endocrine Diseases Affecting the Heart 395

Section O: Anesthesia in the Patient with Cardiac Disease 409

Chapter 27. Anesthesia in the Patient with Cardiac Disease 411
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Section P: Cardiac Screening Programs 423

Chapter 28. Cardiac Screening Programs 425

Section Q: Which Drug for Which Disease? 431

Chapter 29. Which Drug for Which Disease? 433

Section R: Drug Formulary 439

Chapter 30. Drug Formulary 441

Index 469

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