[1e] Essential Facts on Blood Pressure in Dogs and Cats

ISBN 978-3-938274-15-6

4th edition ©2007 by BE VetVerlag, 256 p, 4c, 118 photographs and illustrations. 25 tables and flow charts including summary of ACVIM hypertension consensus group statement

New in this completely revised and enlarged edition: ·

  • Chapter on Control of Blood Pressure under Anesthesia
  • High Definition Oscillometry (HDO) including video sequence
  • including tutorial videos on DVD
    • blood pressure measurement techniques - doppler, oscillometry, HDO (High Definition Oscillometry).
    • How to measure dogs and cats,
    • How to find endorgan damage of the eyes and the heart).

A Comment on this book:

This is the first and only book to focus specifically on the different aspects of blood pressure in veterinary medicine. It is ment to be a practical guide and provide all the information needed to help integrate an understanding of blood pressure into every day clinical practice.

Hypertension is commonly found as a symptom of many major diseases and the possibility of monitoring blood pressure can often be of paramount importance for the successful treatment of these diseases.

Hypertension is also a dangerous disease itself, because it not only leads to progression of the underlying cause (such as with renal disease), but it can also cause damage to other organs, like the eye, the heart, the kidney and the brain. Especially the eyes and the heart are frequently affected, thus a thorough examination of these organ systems is indicated in any patient, being diagnosed with hypertension.

The book covers all topics relevant to blood pressure including physiology, hypotension, hypertension, blood pressure during anesthesia, therapy of blood pressure abnormalities, economics of blood pressure measurement and, most importantly, how to achieve a reliable and repeatable blood pressure reading.

"This pioneering text will stand as a gateway to bring blood pressure (...) to position of importance and pertinence in contemporary veterinary practice." Larry Cowgill/ Davis, USA, President of the Veterinary Blood Pressure Society (VBPS)

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