Veterinary cardiology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular (heart and vessels) disease in animals. This includes such disorders as congestive heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, degenerative valve disease, systemic hypertension, arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm), congenital heart disease, and diagnosis of cardiac tumors. Although your family veterinarian can diagnose and treat many problems very well, there are some conditions that require specialized diagnostics and care in order to optimize the outcome for your pet.
The cardiology service at Carolina Veterinary Specialists offers state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures for the evaluation of heart conditions in dogs and cats, including:
- Radiographic evaluation
- Blood pressure measurement
- Manage congenital defects