Patients with cardiac disease may require anaesthesia for many reasons, from dentistry to emergency surgery.
We will discuss management of the most common cardiac conditions (MMVD in dogs and HCM in cats) in our small animal patients undergoing anaesthesia. Preoperative examination and assessment, as well as discussion of which cardiac medications are best given (or withheld) prior to anaesthesia, is explained. Methods of intraoperative support for these patients, and how to manage the most common complications that may occur will be covered. Case study examples will be used to provide a clinical approach to learning.
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Amanda E. Coleman, Molly K. Shepard, Chad W. Schmiedt, Erik H. Hofmeister, Scott A. Brown,
Effects of orally administered enalapril on blood pressure and hemodynamic response to vasopressors during isoflurane anesthesia in healthy dogs, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Volume 43, Issue 5, 2016, Pages 482-494,
After successful completion of this course, you will:
- Understand how underlying cardiac disease may affect anaesthesia.
- Understand which common cardiac medications should be administered, and which should be withheld prior to anaesthesia.
- Have a logical approach to management of hypotension in patients with underlying cardiac disease.
What is a WebinarPLUS?
The WebinarPLUS series is FREE to CVE Members
WebinarPLUS is a quick and flexible online learning program to fit regular CPD into your busy schedule. Delivered by leading experts in their field, each WebinarPLUS gives you an approximately 1 hour-long webinar recording, supplementary readings, a quiz and an online discussion forum to engage directly with the presenter and your peers.
Complete at your own pace over 1 week. Gain 1 CPD point per monthly WebinarPLUS. Participants will be issued an electronic certificate upon successful completion of each course.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, Academic, and Student members.