Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology / Edition 4

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Using a new, practical, clinically oriented approach, Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology, 4th Edition, provides the most current information and guidance for successful diagnosis and clinical management in everyday small animal practice. This completely revised and extensively updated edition offers vital information on diagnostic modalities and interpretation, cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary treatment options, surgical procedures, and pharmaceutical management of the dog and cat cardiac patient.

Now in full color and featuring streamlined text, bullet points, helpful boxes, tables, and "key points" highlighting the most important clinical content, you'll find the information you need quickly and reliably.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book of approximately 450 pages is an excellent review of the current state of the field of small animal cardiology. It is comprehensive and very thorough, up to date, has a scientific approach as well as being clinically oriented and it is very enjoyable to read. This book is an amazing accomplishment in the reviewer's opinion! (...) Boxes with frequently asked questions and key points help the reader to focus on the main issues, and complete this very valuable addition to small animal cardiology. Read it!"
- The European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, April 2009
From The Critics
Reviewer: Jana M. Gordon, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a quick reference guide to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases of the dog and cat. This is a third edition; the previous edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editor, is to provide a useful, practical, and reliable source of information for a wide audience in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease. The editor uses an outline format to conserve reading time, which also makes it easy to read. There is a need for this type of book. The sections and chapters are logical and organized. The book covers the more common cardiovascular diseases with which a veterinarian should be familiar.
Audience: The preface states this book should be useful for a wide audience including students and veterinarians with an expertise in cardiology. I believe it is appropriate for students, interns, and general practitioners, but probably too basic for specialists. The editors are both board certified in Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Cardiology. They are credible editors and authors on this subject. A large number of institutions are represented, many of which are veterinary schools, which adds to the credibility of this publication.
Features: The book describes the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in a rapid and easy to read outline format. The chapters are well-organized in sequence beginning with the basics of diagnostics, progressing to specific disease states and their treatment, and finishing with appendixes on breed predispositions and cardiac medications. Unique to this edition are a separate chapter on feline heartworm disease and chapters on cardiac tumors systemic hypertension and anesthesia. The appendix on breed dispositions is also new, so this book is evolving (as cardiology as evolved) and proving more useful than the previous editions. There are two shortcomings. The first is the limited audience. I do not consider this a major problem because there is an appropriate audience for this book; however, I would not recommend it to anyone beyond a beginner level in an introductory course of veterinary cardiology. It lacks the detail necessary for an individual interested in advanced concepts. The second shortcoming is the illustrations. Although the schematic diagrams are useful to illustrate concepts, I believe two-view radiographs should accompany all the schematic diagrams used to portray different radiographic features in the chapter on radiology. Many of the radiographs and echocardiograms in subsequent chapters are of poor image quality and abnormalities often are difficult to discern.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to the basics of cardiology. It is limited in scope to the student, intern, or general practitioner, and probably not appropriate for individuals interested in advanced training. It is difficult to find books to compare with this one. Fox's Textbook of Canine and Feline Cardiology (W.B. Saunders, 1999) and Kittleson's Small Animal Cardiovascular Medicine (Mosby, 1998) provide a more in-depth discussion of cardiology and I would deem them more useful for individuals interested in more advanced areas of cardiology. Their scope and purpose, however, are obviously different than this book, so I am not sure it is fair to compare them directly. There is justification in replacing the previous edition because of the additions as well as the more updated information provided by this third edition.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416023982
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/14/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 786,060
  • Product dimensions: 7.63 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I Diagnosis of Heart Disease
Chapter 1 The History and Physical Examination
Rebecca E. Gompf
Chapter 2 Radiology of the Heart
Curtis G. Schelling
Chapter 3 Electrocardiography
John-Karl Goodwin
Chapter 4 Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound
Rosemary A. Henik
Chapter 5 Special Diagnostic Techniques for Evaluation of Cardiac Disease
John-Karl Goodwin
Section II Diseases of the Heart
Chapter 6 Acquired Valvular Disease
Jonathan A. Abbott
Chapter 7 Canine Cardiomyopathy
Clay A. Calvert
Chapter 8 Feline Cardiomyopathy
Richard D. Kienle
Chapter 9 Cor Pulmonale
Dana G. Allen, Andrew Mackin
Chapter 10 Canine Heartworm Disease
Clay A. Calvert
Chapter 11 Feline Heartworm Disease New!
Ray Dillon
Chapter 12 Pericardial Disease
Mathew W. Miller
Chapter 13 Cardiac Tumors New!
Wendy A. Ware
Chapter 14 Congenital Heart Disease
John-Karl Goodwin
Chapter 15 Cardiovascular Disorders in Systemic Diseases
Francis W.K. Smith, Jr., Donald P. Schrope, Carl D. Sammarco
Chapter 16 Systemic Hypertension New!
Scott A. Brown, Rosemary A. Henic
Section III Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 17 Pathophysiology and Therapy of Heart Failure
Keith N. Strickland
Chapter 18 Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
Anthony P. Carr, Larry Patrick Tilley, Michael S. Miller
Chapter 19 Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation
Davin J. Borde, Nishi Dhupa
Chapter 20 Emergency Management and Critical Care
Steven L. Marks
Chapter 21 Anesthesia of the Cardiac Patient New!
Thomas K. Day
Appendix 1 Recommendations for the Diagnosis of Heart Disease and the Treatment of Heart Failure in Small Animals
International Small Animal Cardiac Health Council
Appendix 2 Canine Breed Predilections for Heart Disease New!
John-Karl Goodwin
Appendix 3 Common Cardiovascular Drugs
Francis W.K. Smith, Jr.
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