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[heart disease]

A Heart to Heart about Your Pup’s Heart

Nov 7, 2016 / Advances in Medicine / Cardiology / Dogs

Heart Disease: Early Detection Is Key We hear about the risks and dangers heart disease poses to human lives all the time, but did you know that forms of heart disease could also impact your dog? Heart disease—a broad term that encompasses multiple diagnoses—is a very common disease in dogs and increases in prevalence with...

[Dr. Ryan Fries examines a dog]

Electrocardiograms Display the Electric Rhythms of Your Pet’s Heart

Nov 30, 2015 / Cardiology / Cats / Dogs

Electrical impulses flow across the heart in a current The electrocardiogram machine plays a dramatic supporting role in movies and TV shows, its flat line and piercing tone alerting the medical team to race to the bedside of a patient whose heart has stopped beating. Electrocardiograms, or ECGs, are equally important as an everyday diagnostic...