• Speciality Cardiology
  • Course type Attended
  • Job Role/Target Audience Veterinary surgeon
  • Skill level Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • CPD Hours 40
  • Duration 5 days
  • Price € 2.250

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About the course

Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wess, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)

Course Masters:

Prof. Dr. Jens Häggström, DECVIM (SE)


Course Overview

The first module of the Cardiology program focuses on diagnostic and therapeutic options, such as heart murmurs, ECG seminars and ECG practicals, thoracic radiographs, biomarkers, cardiovascular drugs and the most common diseases seen in private practice.



  • Clinical signs, physical examination and auscultation
  • Pathophysiology of heart failure and neuroendocrine regulation
  • Biomarker in veterinary cardiology
  • Reading chest radiographs – cardiac and non cardiac diseases
  • ECG made easy seminar: from the basics to a diagnosis
  • ECG Workshops (independent studies in groups) – ECG case examples
  • Introduction into echocardiography and doppler examinations
  • Therapy of arrhythmias
  • Therapy of heart failure: cardiac drugs
  • Studies in groups: Congenital heart defects, clinical cases
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Pulmonic stenosis
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Mitral and tricuspid dysplasia
  • Chronic valvular diseases
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy,Doberman pinscher cardiomyopathy and ARVC
  • Dirofilariosis/heartworm disease
  • Pericardial diseases
  • Independent studies in groups: Canine cases
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Feline cardiomyopathies: HCM, RCM, DCM, ARVC
  • Workshop: Feline cases
  • Workshop: Canine and feline cases (potpourri)


Start date Location / delivery
18 Jul 2019 Estoril, Portugal Book now

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