Cardiology Referrals Cardiology Referrals

Alisair Gibson MVB MRCVS is our cardiologist at the Hospital. He has studied cardiology in both Ontario Veterinary College in Canada and also in Cornell University in the USA

This services include:

·         Investigation of cardio-respiratory cases in dogs and cats

·         Diagnosis and continued monitoring of acquired heart disease

·         Accurate diagnosis and treatment plans for congenital heart problems

·         Investigation of syncope and collapse

·         12-lead electrocardiography (including interpretation of faxed ECG’s)

·         Echocardiography: Including spectral and colour-flow Doppler investigation, Tissue Doppler, Ultrasonographic, “Bubble-studies”                             

·         Thoracic radiography (including interpretation of radiographs sent or emailed to the practice)

·         Angiography

·         24 Hour ambulatory ECG / Holter monitoring equipment available including full interpretation/report

·         Implantation of “Reveal” devices for long term assessment of arrhythmias and syncopal cases

·         Investigation and treatment of complex arrhythmias

·        Cardiothoracic Surgical Service: Thoracotomy, Thoracoscopy (including evaluation and biopsy of intra-thoracic pulmonary and cardiac masses), Lung lobectomy (via thoracotomy or thoracoscopy), Pneumothorax, Pleural effusions, Pericardial effusion, Patent ductus arteriosus, Mitral stenosis, Tetralogy of Fallot

·         Interventional treatments: Pericardial effusion, Thoracoscopic and balloon pericardiectomy, Pacemaker implantation, Balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis, Intraluminal tracheal stenting for tracheal collapse, Amplatzer duct occcluder placement for treatment of patent ductus arteriosus, Ureteral stenting

·         Diagnosis, assessment and surgical treatment of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts

·         Interventional occlusion of intra-hepatic portosystemic shunts

·         Abdominal ultrasonography including assessment of pancreas, adrenals.

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