Cardiology (Heart)

Cardiology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and circulatory system. In some cases, heart problems such as heart murmurs or irregular heartbeats may be detected during a general physical examination of an otherwise healthy animal. In other cases, patients may exhibit clinical signs such as coughing or reduced exercise tolerance. Should a heart problem be suspected, the Veterinarian would discuss diagnostic options, which may include X-Rays, Electrocardiograms and Ultrasound examinations of the heart.