Essential Facts Of Blood Pressure In Dogs And Cats: A Reference Guide
Publish Date: 2007-06-02
Author: Beate Egner
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Measuring blood pressure in small animals is possibly one of the most neglected aspects of routine health care in veterinary practice today. Essential Facts of Blood Pressure in Dogs and Cats, is a practical reference guide that helps to integrate an understanding of blood pressure into everyday clinical practice. Blood pressure topics include: physiology, hypo- and hypertension, abnormalities, economics and measurement applications, techniques, and interpretation. New chapters on anesthesiology and high definition oscillometry (HDO). Included with the book is a NEW 35 minute video on DVD (replacing the previous 15 minute CD-ROM in the 1st edition) which demonstrates proper blood pressure measurement, and evaluation of end-organ damage. The book features: Updated sections on: ? Importance of Blood Pressure Measurement - principles, practical applications, indications, techniques, interpretation; ? Pathological Changes in Blood Pressure - how and why a patient suffers from hypertension & hypotension; ? End-organ Damage - heart, eye, kidney and brain damage, diagnosis, treatment; ? Therapy - in-depth understanding of hyper- and hypotension, drug treatment; ? Economics - blood pressure measurements and the clinic's image and profitability. New chapters: ? Anesthesiology - control and treatment of blood pressure under anesthesia; ? High Definition Oscillometry (HDO) - a newly developed technology for measuring blood pressure in small animals.