Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology - Elsevieron VitalSourceby Larry P. Tilley, Francis W. K. Smith Jr., Mark Oyama, Meg M. Sleeper
The most effective, practical approach to the recognition and management of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary medicine, MANUAL OF CANINE AND FELINE CARDIOLOGY, 4th Edition takes a user-friendly approach to the challenges and conditions you encounter in everyday practice. This completely revised and updated edition includes vital information on diagnostic modalities and techniques, therapeutic options, surgical procedures, and pharmaceutical management of the dog and cat cardiac patient. This invaluable, practical reference covers the full breadth of canine and feline cardiology diagnosis and management in a straightforward and clinically focused format.
- Covers common cardiovascular disorders and practical treatment methods for cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, cardiopulmonary arrest, as well as procedures for resuscitation.
- Includes numerous reproductions of electrocardiograms, thoracic radiographs, and pressure curves
- Vibrant, full-color format helps important material stand out and includes vivid illustrations to aid in diagnosis and treatment.
- A user-friendly format with bullet points, tables, key points, and boxes offers at-a-glance access to key information.
- Cardiac Surgery chapter provides illustrated, step-by-step coverage of cardiovascular surgical procedures and techniques.
- Chapters on Pacemaker Therapy and Cor Pulmonale and Pulmonary Thromboembolism expand the scope of coverage
- A completely updated drug formulary presents the most current therapies used to pharmacologically manage cardiovascular disease.
- Twenty-nine expert contributors share their knowledge and clinical exposure to ensure you are using the most trustworthy and up-to-date information available.
Description: This book provides a thorough overview of cardiac disease in small animal patients. Essential sections on physical exam, ECG, and radiology accompany advanced concept sections on echocardiography, cardiac surgery, and pacemaker therapy. A broad range of cardiovascular topics discussed in depth make this an essential tool for the small animal practitioner. This edition has been "revised, edited, and updated" from the 2001 edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to "eliminate the aura of mystery that surrounds the diagnostic and therapeutic principles of veterinary cardiology." These are worthy objectives as cardiology is one of the most confusing and frustrating topics veterinary students encounter. This book meets the objectives by simplifying many complicated topics.
Audience: The book is written to allow "even the novice to make an intelligent assessment of a cardiac case...but comprehensive enough to serve as a reference for the advanced student." It does simplify complicated cardiovascular concepts and is very useful. The author is a very well known and respected cardiologist and the majority of the contributors are also well known, widely respected cardiologists.
Features: The three sections cover how to diagnose heart disease, an overview of specific disorders, and treatment. In addition, three appendixes that include a comprehensive list of cardiac drugs, dosages, uses, and side effects will be very helpful for practitioners. The best feature of the book is the in-depth treatment of the topics. The history and physical exam chapter is 21 pages, includes several tables with "causes of" titles, multiple key points to deliver information concisely, a section on stethoscopes (very valuable for veterinary students), and several pages on cardiac murmurs and heart sounds. Multiple algorithms and key point boxes throughout the book help boil down the subject matter into concise points. The only shortcoming is that the index does not include some valuable information that is in the book. When searching for arteriothromboembolism (ATE) in cats, the only reference is under "S" for saddle thrombus and one page (10f). However, several sections that cover ATE in cats are not listed in the index.
Assessment: This book is well written and the enthusiasm of the chapter authors for their topics comes through. It takes a complicated subject and makes it understandable and interesting. Even the chapters that would be considered basic (physical exam and history taking) have some interesting points and are well worth reading. This is one of the best cardiac books available and worth getting. It is valuable both for a thorough read through and as a reference.
- The European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, April 2009
- Elsevier Health Sciences
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This book is great and very helpful in understanding electrocardiology. I was extremely disappointed to find out that MANY of the images that are in the hardcopy are excluded from the digital copy. If I could do it again I would have purchased the hardcopy.