A variety of cardiovascular conditions and diseases can affect veterinary patients including heart failure, valve problems, and high blood pressure. At Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital in New Hampshire, we work with you and your veterinarian to diagnose and provide compassionate, expert care to pets with heart conditions.
Our cardiologists will work with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs.
While some cardiac conditions may be serious, many heart diseases are manageable on an outpatient basis and allow for a good quality of life. Early diagnosis and effective treatment will increase your pet’s opportunity to live a normal life.
Pets that exhibit any of the following symptoms may benefit from a cardiac evaluation:
- Heart murmur
- Shortness of breath or breathing problems
- Chronic cough
- Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Congenital heart defects
- Fluid accumulation in the chest or abdomen
- Exercise intolerance
Our cardiologist and anesthesiologist will evaluate pets prior to anesthesia to assess possible risks, and to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
OFA Cardiac Congenital Disease Database
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine