Anaesthetic-associated cardiac arrhythmias in dogs and cats: part 1

Miller, C. and Flaherty, D. (2017) Anaesthetic-associated cardiac arrhythmias in dogs and cats: part 1. Companion Animal, 22(9), pp. 504-509. (doi: 10.12968/coan.2017.22.9.504)

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Perioperative arrhythmias are frequently observed in both healthy and sick dogs and cats due to a variety of different aetiologies. Basic knowledge of the cardiovascular system and the effect that arrhythmias may have is necessary to know how and when to treat these, and when to simply monitor. Differentiation between common, benign arrhythmias and cardiovascularly detrimental arrhythmias is important for appropriate management. Recognition of certain arrhythmias that have the potential to progress rapidly and potentially fatally is of vital importance. The aim of this first of two articles is to give an overview of the potential adverse effects of arrhythmias during the peri-anaesthetic period; to discuss when arrhythmias should be treated; and to consider in greater depth recognition and management of bradyarrhythmias. Part two of this series will discuss tachyarrhythmias.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Flaherty, Professor Derek and Miller, Chris
Authors: Miller, C., and Flaherty, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Companion Animal
Publisher:Mark Allen Group
Published Online:08 September 2017

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