Azotemia in the Cardiac Patient
Finding a way out of the quandary.
Dogs and cats with heart disease often have biochemical abnormalities that indicate prerenal or renal abnormalities.
This situation presents a quandry because increasing intravascular volume (such as with parenteral fluids) increases the risk of congestive heart failure, whereas decreasing intravascular volume (such as with diuretics) can worsen kidney function. This presentation presents specific strategies for making the most of this difficult situation, including methods for early identification of imminent congestive heart failure, appropriate use of parenteral fluid therapy, recognition of acute versus chronic processes, and common mistakes to avoid.
A veterinarian who engages with this presentation should leave with a broader understanding of the range of options available to make the most of this common medical dilemma.
Following this podcast, you will be able to understand the:
Difference between end-stage cardiorenal problems and acute-on-chronic disorders
Specific techniques that can be used for managing patents with cardiorenal disorders
Limitations and expected outcomes of appropriately managing cardiorenal patients.
This PodcastPLUS comes with:
Access to a pre-recorded video podcast
A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutor
Access to further reading and/or resources
A self-assessed multiple choice quiz to qualify for CPD
An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the quiz