About the course
The aim of this one day course is to give delegates confidence in the clinical approach and decision-making in cats with suspected cardiovascular disease. There will be in-depth discussion of how to choose the most appropriate diagnostic tests for individual cases, including tips for differentiating cardiac and non-cardiac causes of dyspnoea. Emphasis will be given to acute and chronic management techniques for cats with cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease. Diagnosis and management of co-morbidities such as feline thromboembolic disease and systemic hypertension will be covered, as well as common feline arrhythmias. Throughout this course, case studies will be used to illustrate key learning objectives.
Topics to be covered include:
- How to choose the most appropriate diagnostic tests for cats with suspected heart disease
- Acute and chronic management strategies for feline cardiomyopathy cases and congenital heart disease
- Diagnosis and management of feline aortic thromboembolism (FATE)
- Diagnosis and management of systemic hypertension
- Developing confidence interpreting the feline ECG and managing feline arrhythmias