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The heart of a dog or cat is very similar to our own, and although our pets don’t frequently suffer from cholesterol related heart and blood vessel problems, they can develop other difficulties which are very similar to human heart disease. However many treatments are available, which have made great improvements to the quality of our pets lives.



Radiology (X-ray) of the chest & heart will determine heart size, deviation of the trachea, and whether pulmonary oedema or fluid is present within the lungs– these both cause the symptoms of coughing which is frequently associated with heart disease.


E.C.G. (Electrocardiogram)

In order to diagnose defects in the heart rhythm an Electrocardiogram or ECG is essential.

We have recently purchased a new ECG machine which is particularly important when dealing with some irregular heart rhythms which are potentially life-threatening and must be diagnosed and treated rapidly. An ECG trace is also simultaneously taken during the doppler ultrasound scan procedure.


Atrial fibrillation is a relatively

common arrhythmia in dogs with cardiac disease.


PDA

Heart

Lung

Auscultation

A lot of information can be gained about a pets heart by carefully listening to the heart & lung fields (auscultation) using a good quality Litmann stethoscope.


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Greenmount Vets
72 Gilford Road,
Portadown, Co Armagh,
BT63 5EG
Tel: 028 38 358525/352640