List of Contributors ix Foreword xi List of Abbreviations xv Introduction:Why Animals have a Circulatory System 1 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Section I Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology 5 Cardiac Anatomy 7 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Basic Cardiac Physiology 23 June A. Boon and H. Edward Durham, Jr. Section II Diagnostics 43 History and Physical Examination 45 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Electrocardiography 63 Shari Hemsley Thoracic Radiography 111 Deborah M. Fine Echocardiography and Doppler Study 133 Michelle St John and H. Edward Durham, Jr. Blood Pressure Measurement and Systemic Hypertension 179 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Angiography 199 Barbara P. Brewer Cardiac Biomarkers 225 Kristin Hohnadel Section III Cardiac Diseases 231 Congenital Heart Diseases 233 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Acquired Heart Diseases 277 Stacey Leach Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Neoplasia 301 Anne Myers Section IV Therapies and Interventions 315 Pathophysiology of Heart Failure 317 June A. Boon and H. Edward Durham, Jr. Drugs for Cardiac Therapy 329 Kathryn J. Atkinson Treatment of Cardiac Disease 351 Robert J. Schutrumpf III Interventional Therapies 367 Anna McManamey, AnneMyers, and H. Edward Durham, Jr. Section V Large Animal Cardiology 405 Equine Cardiology 407 H. Edward Durham, Jr. Ruminant and Camelid Cardiology 443 Mark W. Harmon Appendix 459 Index 467
The editor H. Edward Durham, Jr., CVT, RVT, LATG, VTS (Cardiology), is Senior Veterinary Technician-Cardiology at the University of Missouri's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, USA.