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Our Hospital routinely performs electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) recordings as part of our veterinary cardiology services. An ECG is a readout of the electrical activity of the animal's heart and gives our cardiologist information on your pet's heart rate, heart rhythm and potential irregularities called arrhythmias. Although the ECG procedure requires that your pet hold very still for a few minutes to obtain the electrical data, it generally does not require sedation. Several clips (called leads) are placed onto your pet's skin at various body points in order to accurately record the information. Our veterinary cardiologist will use this information, together with other testing to determine the nature and severity of your pet's heart disease and create the best possible treatment plan for an arrhythmia.

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Cardiology

VCA ASEC is equipped to handle all of your pet’s cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary needs. State of the art diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology equipment, the same as used in humans, is available for your pet. VCA ASEC has two Board-certified veterinary cardiologists: Dr. Carley Saelinger and Dr. Kristin Barncord for coverage all week long. These industry-leading specialists provide not only insight into your pet’s cardiac condition, but a thorough evaluation of all body systems.

Cardiology Department Services:

• 2-Lead & Signal-Averaged ECG
• 24-hour Holter & Trans-Telephonic Event Monitoring
• Doppler Manometry Blood Pressure Evaluation
• Full Hemodynamic Evaluation (O2, CO2, and Cardiac Parameters)
• GE Vivid 7 Cardiovascular Ultrasound unit with Multi-Dimensional, Tri-Plane, 4D
• Tissue Synchronization Imaging, and Blood Flow Imaging
• Comprehensive Doppler Tissue Mapping
• Digital Fluoroscopic Angiography
• Pacemaker Implantation (single and dual chamber)
• Pericardiocentesis and Pericardial Surgery
• Endomyocardial Biopsy
• Vectorcardiography
• Balloon Valvuloplasty
• PDA Occlusion
• PDA Coil Embolization

Our Cardiology Services

Cardiology
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography (ECG)
Holter Monitoring

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