Cardiology

They have your heart – let us take care of theirs

REACH’s team of Veterinary Cardiology Specialists are dedicated to supporting you
and your pet when faced with the prospect of heart disease, or the continued
management of an ongoing or acute heart condition.

Why Choose Cardiac Care with REACH?

Our specialists can perform a complete and thorough physical examination on your pet, and then prescribe diagnostic testing or treatments that may include:

  • Radiography (X-rays) of the chest and lungs
  • Echocardiography (sonography) – non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the heart
  • Surgical repair of congenital heart defects
  • Cardiac catheterization procedures
  • Pacemaker implantation for animals with slow heart rates

Early diagnosis and appropriate therapy of cardiac conditions can help your animal live a longer, healthier life. While some cardiac conditions require hospitalization, most conditions can be managed on an outpatient basis by a Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist along with your primary care veterinarian.

What is a Veterinary Cardiologist?

Veterinary cardiology specialists will perform a complete and thorough physical examination on your animal, and based on these initial findings, additional tests will be discussed. They will also review your animal’s past history and current medications. Depending on your animal’s condition, diagnostic testing or treatments may include:

  • Echocardiography (sonogram) – non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the heart
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) – non-invasive electrical reading of the heart’s rhythm
  • Radiography (x-rays) of the chest and lungs
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Holter monitor – 24 hour ECG performed at home with specialized equipment
  • Surgical repair of congenital heart defects
  • Cardiac catheterization procedures
  • Pacemaker implantation for animals with too slow of a heart rate
  • OFA Heart Registry Certification for breeding programs

Board certified veterinary cardiologists are an integral part of your animal’s health care team from the time a potential cardiac abnormality is noted. Early diagnosis and appropriate therapy of cardiac conditions helps your animal live a longer and healthier life. While some cardiac conditions require hospitalization, most conditions can be managed on an outpatient basis by a board certified veterinary cardiologist along with your primary care veterinarian.

REACH is a proud member of the American
College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

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