Notes on Cardiorespiratory Diseases of the Dog and Cat / Edition 2

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Since the first edition of Cardiorespiratory Diseases of the Dog and Cat was published in 1997, there have been many new developments in the treatment of heart disease. Forming part of our exciting new "Notes On" series, this second edition, written by authors renowned for their expertise in cardiorespiratory medicine, details the most current information on cardiorespiratory diseases in the dog and cat, and acts as a practical guide to diagnosis and treatment. Full of diagrams and photographs, and laid out in an accesiblel note style format, Notes on Cardiorespiratory Diseases of the Dog and Cat is an essential reference text for all those practicing or studying this often complicated area of veterinary medicine.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The authors are to be congratulated on producing a concise reference that can be used with confidence by practitioners and students on a day-to-day basis. The information contained in this book reflects many of the recent advances and is presented in a practical, easy-to-follow format."
Veterinary Times, 2006
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Amy Kaye Totten, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book provides a thorough overview of cardiorespiratory conditions and diseases of the dog and cat, including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment, written in a clear and concise note-based style. The prior edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an updated, concise, and easy to read reference for common cardiorespiratory conditions and diseases useful to practicing veterinarians. This book provides a detailed review in an easily accessible style. It is a good reference for a practicing veterinarian.
Audience: According to the author, this book is written for veterinary practitioners and students. It will be useful for general practitioners, students, and interns and may be a good review for internal medicine residents. The authors are credible authorities on cardiorespiratory diseases.
Features: The book covers basic and some advanced diagnostics that may be performed to assess cardiorespiratory diseases. The common respiratory and cardiac diseases are discussed in separate chapters pertaining to the component of the system involved or the specific disease. The book classifies heart failure, arrhythmias, episodic weakness and collapse, cough/dyspnea/tachypnea as syndromes and discusses each in a separate chapter. Detailed lists of differential diagnoses are presented for multiple clinical cardiorespiratory conditions. Throughout the book, the authors provide highlighted boxes with hints or suggestions that have been helpful during their experience with cardiorespiratory disease. The inclusion of congenital cardiac diseases in a list format is very helpful. The book is organized in a way that makes it easy to read, but allows a great deal of material to be covered in a few pages. The echocardiogram chapter is detailed with informative illustrations and an excellent description of the process involved in echocardiography. The appendix is a helpful reference for drug dosages including a lidocaine constant rate infusion and digoxin. The book provides an adequate amount of information regarding drug therapy throughout, including dosages. In the chapter on electrocardiograms, there are descriptions of abnormal ECGs, but no illustrations. It would be helpful to have an illustration of abnormal ECG tracings. Some of the drug names and terms used are common in England and may be not be familiar to U.S readers. References are provided at the end of the book, but they are not cited in the text.
Assessment: This is a valuable reference that is detailed, accurate, and easy to read. The note-based format allows the reader to obtain information in a short amount of time. This is a unique book. In the 10 years since the first edition was published, there have been many changes in the diagnostic capabilities and treatment recommendations for cardiopulmonary disease, which justifies the need for the second edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405122641
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/9/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Martin is an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology. He runs his own Veterinary Cardiorespiratory Centre in England.

Brendan Corcoran is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Hospital for Small Animals at the University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School for Veterinary Studies.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements and Dedication.


Section 1 Investigation of the Cardiorespiratory Case.

Chapter 1 History and physical examination.

Chapter 2 Thoracic radiography.

Chapter 3 Electrocardiography.

Chapter 4 Echocardiography.

Chapter 5 Further investigative techniques.

Section 2 Cardiorespiratory Syndromes.

Chapter 6 Heart failure.

Chapter 7 Arrhythmias.

Chapter 8 Episodic weakness and collapse.

Chapter 9 Cough, dyspnoea and tachypnoea.

Section 3 Diseases of the Cardiorespiratory System.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the valves and endocardium.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the myocardium.

Chapter 12 Pericardial disease and cardiac neoplasia.

Chapter 13 Congenital heart disease.

Chapter 14 Parasitic disease.

Chapter 15 Systemic and pulmonary hypertension.

Chapter 16 Diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

Chapter 17 Diseases of the lower airways.

Chapter 18 Diseases of the lung parenchyma.

Chapter 19 Diseases of the pleura and mediastinum.

Section 4 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Chapter 20 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Section 5 Appendices.

Appendix 1 Common breed predispositions to cardiorespiratory disease in dogs.

Appendix 2 Calculating constant rate infusions of lignocaine and dobutamine.

Appendix 3 Digoxin use in the dog 188.

Appendix 4 Some normal echocardiographic values for dogs and cats.

Appendix 5 Normal ECG values for dogs and cats.

Appendix 6 Classification of pleural effusions.

Appendix 7 Sedation regimes for dogs and cats with cardiorespiratory disease.

Appendix 8 Doses of emergency drugs.

Drug Glossary.



Summary of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – inside back cover

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