Heart Failure Therapy and Management: MOVE 4
The three most common diseases causing heart failure in small animal patients are myxomatous mitral valve degeneration, dilated cardiomyopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
While the signalment and pathophysiology leading to heart failure in these three diseases differ, the final consequence in severe disease, reduced cardiac output, is similar and leads to increased heart rate, fluid retention and congestive heart failure.
The pathophysiologic changes leading to the state of fluid retention are discussed for these three diseases. Therapy for congestive heart failure is remarkably similar, regardless of the underlying cause and treatment in the acute, emergency phase as well as long term therapies are discussed. In addition, commonly associated syndromes, which increase morbidity and mortality, such as arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension and arterial thromboembolism, will be examined.
The best way to diagnose and treat these comorbidities will also be discussed.
Presenter: Dr Rita Singh
May 21, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Murdoch Online Veterinary Education (MOVE) Webinar Series 2019
MOVE provides an opportunity for veterinarians to participate in live, interactive online small animal sessions that are presented by veterinary specialists. From home or work, veterinarians are able to attend one hour interactive lectures on topics applicable to everyday practice. All sessions are archived so if you are unable to attend or get called away during the presentation, you will be able to review it at a later time.