Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animal Medicine by Wendy Ware

By Wendy Ware

The softcover version of this finished and fantastically illustrated ebook includes key updates to the textual content and references concerned with universal cardiovascular illnesses and their administration, together with treatment for congestive center failure and arrhythmias, reflecting the most advancements in cardiology and in perform. considering the fact that e-book Dr Ware's authoritative but person pleasant advisor to cardiovascular illnesses and problems within the puppy and cat has been broadly praised. it truly is richly illustrated all through by way of scientific color pictures, imaging and diagrams of the very best quality. assurance contains review ideas, investigative approaches, prognosis, scientific and surgical administration recommendations and techniques.

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Note the elongated, upright orientation (30) and small DV profile (31) common in breeds with a deep, narrow chest. (32) This diagram illustrates the method for VHS measurement using the lateral chest radiograph. 4 v (see text for further information). L = long axis heart dimension; S = short axis heart dimension; T = trachea. (Modified from Buchanan JW, Bücheler J (1995) Vertebral scale system to measure canine heart size in radiographs. ) 36 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN SMALL ANIMAL MEDICINE NORMAL FELINE CARDIAC SILHOUETTE In cats the heart on a lateral view is aligned more parallel to the sternum than in dogs (33, 34).

2) Left atrial enlargement: a) Mild mitral valve insufficiency. c) Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (see Chapter 21). f) (Sub)aortic stenosis (see Chapter 18). g) Aortic valve insufficiency. h) Systemic hypertension (see Chapter 25). i) ‘Athletic’ heart. j) Hyperthyroidism. k) Mass lesion involving left heart (see Chapter 22). l) Acromegaly. 4) Right atrial and ventricular enlargement: a) Tricuspid valve insufficiency (see Chapters 18, 19). b) Atrial septal defect (see Chapter 18). c) Pulmonic stenosis (see Chapter 18).

Diffuse lymphoma). However, mild diffuse opacity or ‘haziness’ is often related to nonpathologic causes such as aging, fat accumulation, expiration, or underexposed film2. Obesity tends to reduce maximal lung expansion, which also contributes to increased pulmonary opacity. g. nipples, ticks). Alveolar patterns obscure the tissue margins of adjacent structures (such as the heart, vessels, and diaphragm), producing the silhouette sign. Pulmonary arteries larger than their accompanying veins indicate pulmonary arterial hypertension (55).

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