Small Animal Cardiovascular Medicine Textbook
Richard D. Kienle and Mark D. Kittleson
Publisher: Veterinary Information Network
Format: .doc ( .rar )
Size: 13 MB
Readers of veterinary cardiology texts fall into six categories: veterinary students, practicing veterinarians, postgraduate clinical veterinarians (interns and residents), veterinary specialists other than veterinary cardiologists, veterinary cardiology residents, and veterinary cardiologists. We have not attempted to satisfy all of the needs of veterinary cardiologists. We have, however, tried to write a text that can be used by students, interns, residents, practicing veterinarians, and other specialists. Chapters 1, 2, and 9 are basic chapters that are primarily aimed at students. However, all of the material is relevant, and an attempt has been made to build on this basic material in later chapters.
Cardiology is a specialty and a discipline that relies heavily on physiologic and pharmacologic principles. Because of this, we have included sections on these disciplines that we believe are clinically relevant to the practice of clinical cardiology. Basic principles of pathophysiology have been built into each chapter.
This text contains a large number of figures devoted to echocardiography. Echocardiography is an excellent teaching tool. Two-dimensional echocardiography provides a picture of the abnormal anatomy present in a particular disease. Color flow Doppler allows one to visualize the disturbed blood flow that creates a heart murmur and creates an anatomic change. So rather than just talking about a lesion such as mitral regurgitation, one can actually see the leak with color flow Doppler, see the diseased valves, and visualize and measure the changes that have occurred in the affected chambers with two-dimensional echocardiography. This provides an intuitive insight into the disease process that cannot be gained by trying to visualize what is happening by reading a description.