Cardiology is the study of heart diseases and the repercussions that other systemic diseases can have on the heart. Onevet Carvalha Veterinary Clinic cardiologists offer excellent services for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and respiratory diseases with the commitment to improve and maintain your pet’s quality of life. The most frequently used diagnostic procedures are non-invasive techniques that are used for pets with heart disease or suspected lung disease:
• Echocardiography, Doppler echocardiography – uses sound waves to get images of the heart, its valves and blood flow. This can determine the cause of heart murmurs and assess the strength and health of the heart and its chambers.
• Radiography: used to provide essential information about the chest and all its structures.
• The electrocardiogram (ECG): evaluates the heart rate, rhythm and possible irregularities (arrhythmias) in your animals.
• Blood tests: used to examine things such as kidney function and thyroid status.