In this concise and practical review, the authors recognise that, among the range of cardiac investigations available to veterinarians, the standard electrocardiogram (ECG) is an indispensable, safe and inexpensive test in assessing dogs and cats with heart disease. Following discussion of the principles of electrocardiography, the book deals systematically with the evaluation of the ECG, covering determination of heart rate, measurement of intervals, derivation of the mean electrical axis, criteria for atrial and ventricular enlargement or hypertrophy, intraventricular conduction disturbances, and both normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. Flow charts are provided to help users diagnose arrhythmias with confidence. Forty-six real cases and ECG tracings reinforce the principles and discussion. Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation in Small Animal Practice is illustrated throughout and is of value to all veterinary practitioners, technicians and students who wish to improve their skills in interpreting ECGs.
Contents 1. Principles of electrocardiography, 2. Evaluation of the electrocardiogram, 3. Approach to evaluation arrhymthmias, Forty-six cases Index