Cardiology Procedures

PVSEC offers a wide range of services, some of which are listed below. Our primary diagnostic tool is the knowledge and expertise our doctors possess from advanced training and experience with a wide variety of critical, complicated and chronic diseases. We attempt to provide both a diagnosis and treatment as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a result, early referral of non-routine cases to PVSEC often saves both money and precious time. Our ultimate goal is to improve and extend your pet's quality of life.

Diagnosis and management of diseases, including:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Congenital and Acquired Heart Murmurs
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Feline Aortic Thromboembolism (Saddle Thrombus)
  • Heartworm
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pulmonary and Systemic Hypertension
  • Syncope (Fainting)

Diagnostic modalities:

  • echocardiography (2D, M-Mode, Color and Spectral Doppler)
  • echo contrast studies
  • 24-hour wireless telemetry
  • ECG (outpatient and inpatient monitoring, 24-hour Holter and event monitoring)
  • invasive and non-invasive blood pressure readings
  • radiographic interpretation

With the addition of a fluoroscopic unit, the cardiology service is now able provide more invasive, interventional cardiac procedures:

  • vascular studies
  • pacemaker implantation
  • balloon valvuloplasty
  • PDA occlusion (coming soon!)

The cardiology service also offers cardiology-related procedures, in addition to the management of acute and chronic cardiology cases:

  • thoracocentesis
  • pericardiocentesis
  • abdominocentesis
  • mass aspirates

On-Site Access to Additional Specialists in:

  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Surgery

    ....for cases requiring additional evaluation.