Friday, January 1, 2016

Importance of Cardio Echo to Detect Heart Disease

The importance of a cardio echo/ultrasound to detect or monitor heart disease:
"The X-ray shows the size, shape and position of the heart and chest contents, and also permits the veterinarian to examine the lungs...ultrasound exam allows the veterinarian to see inside the heart...a "real time" examination that resembles a motion picture... An echocardiogram is indicated to evaluate pets with a suspicion of congenital or acquired heart disease. An echocardiogram may be performed when indicated by the results of an X-ray, when there is a suspicion of heart disease based on physical examination. For example, detection of a heart murmur or irregular heart rhythm could be an indication for an echocardiogram."

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