Services 

The Cardiology service of the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides state-of-the-art referral and consultation services for veterinarians and clients seeking diagnostics and therapy for veterinary patients with cardiac disease such as chronic valvular disease, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease and cardiac rhythm disturbances. The service is staffed by only board-certified* cardiologists who are trained in advanced electrocardiography, echocardiography, and interventional cardiology (including artificial cardiac pacemaker implantation).

 

Some specific services provided

Echocardiography

Advanced real-time two and three dimensional imaging with basic and advanced Doppler evaluation (including traditional and tissue Doppler modalities)

 

Electrocardiography

Basic 6 or 12-lead ECG, continuous ECG monitoring and ambulatory (Holter monitor or event recorder) monitoring for diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias.

 

Interventional Cardiology

Including, but not limited to artificial pacemaker  implantation, balloon valvuloplasty, PDA occlusion and heartworm embolectomy.

 

Thoracic radiography 

The cardiology service works in coordination with the LSU VTH board-certified radiologists for evaluation and interpretation of radiographic studies involving the cardiovascular system.

 

*Board-Certification in a specialty of veterinary medicine indicates that the individual has received and completed post-graduate specialty training in an approved residency program and passed a certifying examination.