Anaesthesia of cats and dogs with cardiac disorders: the veterinary nurse's role
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Cardiac disorders can have a significant effect on the patient's physiology under anaesthesia. These effects will differ depending on the exact nature of the heart disease diagnosed, and also on the severity and stability of the condition. Specific drug types will be selected on an individual case basis by the veterinary surgeon as no one drug is ideal for all cases and scenarios. As veterinary nurses it is important to understand the nature of common heart diseases and disorders, recognise the potential adverse events that may be exacerbated by the condition and understand the effects of the drugs selected on the cardiovascular system.
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