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Oklahoma State University
Center For Veterinary Health Sciences

Healthy Animals - Healthy People

Cardiology Services

Veterinary cardiologists are able to provide a diagnosis and therapeutic options. Therapeutic recommendations may involve medical and/or surgical options. Our goal is to provide compassionate care for your animal.

Cardiology services offered for Small Animals:

  • Echocardiography – uses GE Vivid ultrasound equipped with M-mode, B-mode, color Doppler and tissue Doppler
  • Blood pressure monitoring invasively and non-invasively
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) – test performed in the hospital that measures the electric activity of the heart to help diagnose an arrhythmia
  • 24 hour digital Holter monitoring – records 24 hours of activity off-site to be analyzed by the veterinary cardiologist
  • High definition digital radiography
  • GE 9900 Fluoroscopy unit – located in the hospital’s catheter laboratory, this equipment is used for non-invasive surgical procedures
  • Balloon valvuloplasty – used to dilate narrow heart valves
  • Patent Ductus Arteriousus - an abnormal communication that is present between the aorta and pulmonary artery. The vessel can be occluded with an intravascular device.
  • Pacemakers – can be placed in dogs and cats with slow heart rates
  • Orthapedic Foundation for Animals Certification – please bring AKC registration forms to the appointment
  • Genetic testing for cardiac diseases in dogs and cats

Cardiology Services offered for Large Animals:

  • Echocardiography – uses GE Vivid ultrasound equipped with M-mode, B-mode, color Doppler and tissue Doppler
  • Blood pressure monitoring invasively and non-invasively
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) – test performed in the hospital that measures the electric activity of the heart to help diagnose an arrhythmia
  • 24 hour digital Holter monitoring – records 24 hours of activity off-site to be analyzed by the veterinary cardiologist
  • High definition digital radiography
  • Telemetry ECG
  • Cardiac biomarkers (Troponin I and BNP)
digital radiography
 High Definition Digital Radiography

 

pacemaker
Pacemakers in dogs and cats

 

balloon valvuloplasty
 Balloon Valvuloplast

 

pda cardio
When Patent Ductus Arteriousus occurs, the vessel can be occluded with an Intravascular device.
pda cardio
When Patent Ductus Arteriousus occurs, the vessel can be occluded with an Intravascular device.
echocardiography
Echocardiography
echocardiography
 Echocardiography
24 hour halter monitoring
Example of the 24-hour digital Holter monitor, a summary results of the Holter analysis, and a dog wearing a Holter monitor.