Veterinary Electrocardiography Services in Purcellville
ECG Services to Monitor Your Pet’s Heart
As part of your pet’s complete wellness, veterinarians at Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates may perform electrocardiography, also known as ECG or EKG, to monitor your pet’s heart health. After all, ensuring that your pet’s heart is functioning like it should can help prolong their lifespan and keep them healthy and happy. A healthy heart is just as important for your pet as it is for yourself!
What Is an ECG?
Electrocardiography provides a readout of your pet’s electrical activity. This provides our veterinary specialists with important information, including:
- The rhythm of your pet’s heart
- Their heart rate
- Any potential issues or irregularities
These heart problems, called arrhythmias, can have a serious effect on your pet’s overall health. By quickly diagnosing these issues with an ECG, we can identify their underlying causes and begin treatment, if necessary.
The ECG Process
In general, electrocardiography does not require your pet to be sedated, though it will require your pe to hold as still as possible so our specialists can get the data they need. Leads will be placed directly on your pet’s skin at various points across their body. These leads will record the electrical data that our Purcellville veterinarians use diagnose your pet.
In addition to ECGs, our specialists may use other diagnostic tests and imaging to discover the severity of the problem and help develop a treatment plan. We will also use our considerable experience to educate pet owners on what they can do to care for their pet’s health at home.
Contact Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates in Purcellville
Our veterinary clinic has been helping local pets and their owners since 1989. We always prioritize your pet’s needs and will provide comprehensive heart health services to ensure they live long, happy, healthy lives. We provide ECG services on-site and offer consultations with a veterinary cardiology specialists utilizing telemedicine or local echocardiology referral practices.
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