Equine Cardiology Update

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About the course

Cardiology is an ever-advancing field; recent changes include the publication of the ACVIM consensus statement "Recommendations for Management of Equine Athletes with Cardiovascular abnormalities", the development of 4-D echocardiography and Reveal implantable devices for long-term cardiac rhythm monitoring.
 
This CPD programme will bring you right up to date with the impact of your diagnosis on performance and prognosis,  the available treatment options and what diagnostic and treatment options are likely to be available in the near future.
 
It should be of interest to those aiming to expand their understanding of what's possible in equine cardiology, decision making at vettings or those who have undertaken practical training in echocardiography or ECG reading
 

Topics will include

 
A recap to optimise auscultation. Accurate auscultation is the key to cardiology and this talk will revitalise both your enthusiasm and clinical skills. 
 
How do cardiac arrhythmias impact on performance; has our understanding changed? 
 
What’s the prognosis for the horse with mitral or aortic regurgitation? The recent ACVIM consensus statement has advanced our ability to provide a unified prognosis for horses with common valvular regurgitations. 
 
Atrial fibrillation; discussion of the current treatment options and what to do if cardioversion isn’t an option.
 
Use of medication in cardiac disease; how can we optimise our management of chronic cardiac disease? Is there more that we could do? 
 
What does the future hold? An update on current advanced diagnostic techniques and what is likely to develop in the future - what can we learn from human cardiologists?

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