Category: Cardiology


What is an Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) uses ultrasound waves to create real time images that allow the cardiologist to evaluate the heart size, valve function

an arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm

What Is An Arrhythmia?

Simply defined, an arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm.This can include a heart rhythm that is too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or has early

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle that results in weakened heart strength and poor pumping ability. As the disease progresses the

Canine valve disease

Canine Valve Disease

Canine valve disease is an idiopathic degenerative change of the heart valves and is common in older dogs, especially small breed dogs. There are 4


Arrhythmias in Boxer

Cardiomyopathy is a general term for disease of the heart muscle. Boxers are a breed with a higher chance of developing a cardiomyopathy, specifically Arrhythmogenic

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

A patent ductus arteriosus is one of the most common heart defects that dogs are born with. The ductus arteriosus is a normal fetal structure