Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram in Small Animals


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<p><b>Explore this easy-to-follow clinical manual on how to interpret electrocardiograms in canine and feline patients</b></p> <p><i>Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram in Small Animals</i> delivers a simplified and accessible approach to electrocardiography interpretation for veterinarians treating dogs and cats. This practical manual covers a comprehensive list of arrhythmias and associated phenomena using an easy-to-follow format, with hundreds of electrocardiograms and ladder diagrams supporting the text.</p> <p>The book focuses on the clinical applications of electrocardiographic interpretation, with less emphasis on physics and subcellular mechanisms, making the book a useful patient-side resource. <i>Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram in Small Animals</i> offers readers an up-to-date understanding and knowledge of common and rare phenomena alike.</p> <p>Beginning with a description of the single cardiac cycle as illustrated by surface EKG, the book moves on to describe variations on the P-QRS-T complex that occur in response to chamber enlargement and hypertrophy. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:</p> <ul> <li>A detailed discussion of aberrancy and its differentiation from ventricular ectopy</li> <li>A thorough exploration of arrhythmias and conduction disorders including escape mechanisms, atrioventricular block, extrasystoles, accelerated rhythms, tachycardias, flutter and fibrillation</li> <li>An examination of pacemaker basics, as well as a few common abnormalities and pacemaker problems, including undersensing, oversensing, and failure to capture</li> </ul> <p><i>Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram in Small Animals</i> is a convenient, one-stop reference for the interpretation of electrocardiography in small animals for veterinary students, residents, and specialists as well as for small animal general practitioners.</p>