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Cardiology Service

Cardiology Service

 

Cardiology Service overview

  • Willows has an experienced, Specialist cardiology team, who work closely with our Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging and Anaesthesia teams
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to the management of patients with heart and lung conditions
  • Comprehensive investigation of patients using the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic systems
  • A leading centre in Europe for cardiac interventional ('keyhole') procedures
  • Hospitalised patients benefit from 24-hour veterinary and nursing care
  • Free telephone advice given with the minimum of delay
 

Referring a patient is rapid and easy:

  • Register the client either by telephone or on-line (you qualify for entry into our quarterly draw with the on-line option!)
  • Supply the history and any lab results either on-line, with the owner or by post, fax or email to: [email protected]
  • Willows has an experienced, specialist cardiology team, who work closely with our team of Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Diagnostic and Anaesthesia teams
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to the management of patients with heart and lung conditions
  • Comprehensive investigation of patients using the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic systems
  • A leading centres in Europe for cardiac interventional ('keyhole') procedures
  • Hospitalised patients benefit from 24-hour veterinary and nursing care
  • Free telephone advice given with the minimum of delay

Referring a patient is rapid and easy:

  • Register the client either by telephone or on-line (you qualify for entry into our quarterly draw with the on-line option!)
  • Supply the history and any lab results either on-line, with the owner or by post, fax or email to: [email protected]


Personnel

RCVS and European Specialists  

     
 Mike Martin - MVB DVC MRCVS - RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology   Chris Linney - BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS - RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology - European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology   Brigite Pedro - DVM MSc DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS - RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology - European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology    
             

Mike Martin

MVB DVC MRCVS

 

Chris Linney

BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

 

Brigite Pedro

DVM MSc DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

 

 

 

RCVS and European Specialists

Mike Martin - MVB DVC MRCVS - RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Mike Martin 
MVB DVC MRCVS

 

Chris Linney - BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS - European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Chris Linney
BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

 

Brigite Pedro  - DVM MSc DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS  - RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology - European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Brigite Pedro
DVM MSc DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

 

 

Fully supported by other Specialists in our MedicineSurgical, Diagnostic Imaging and Anaesthesia teams.

 

We see patients with a wide range of cardiology problems including:

 

 

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Murmur diagnosis and evaluation

     
    An ultrasound image with computer colour coding showing the direction of blood flow.

An ultrasound image with computer colour coding showing the direction of blood flow

 

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Murmur evaluation

An ultrasound image with computer colour coding showing the direction of blood flow.

An ultrasound image with computer colour coding showing the direction of blood flow

 

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Cardiovascular pre-anaesthetic evaluation

     

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Cardiovascular pre-anaesthetic evaluation

 

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Assessment and treatment of congenital heart diseases

     
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  Radiograph of an angiogram

Radiograph of an angiogram

Closure of the PDA by a catheter-based technique

Closure of the PDA by a catheter-based technique

 

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Assessment and treatment of congenital heart diseases

  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
Radiograph of an an angiogram

Radiograph of an an angiogram

 

Radiograph of an an angiogram

Closure of the PDA by a catheter-based technique

 

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Assessment and treatment of acquired heart diseases

     
  • Chronic Degenerative Valve Disease
  • Canine and Feline Cardiomyopathies and myocarditis
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension and cor pulmonale
  • Pericardial disease and cardiac neoplasia
  • Endocarditis

 

 

 

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Assessment and treatment of acquired heart diseases

  • Chronic Degenerative Valve Disease
  • Canine and Feline Cardiomyopathies and myocarditis
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension and cor pulmonale
  • Pericardial disease and cardiac neoplasia
  • Endocarditis

 

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Management of congestive heart failure

     
  • Acute
  • Chronic
  • Refractory

 

 

 

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Management of congestive heart failure

  • Acute
  • Chronic
  • Refractory

 

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Assessment and treatment of arrythmias, including Pacemaker

     
  • Heart Block – 2nd or 3rd degree AV Block
  • Sinus arrest and Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Vasovagal collapse
  • Atrial standstill

 

  Pacemakers for dogs

 

Radiograph of a pacemaker in position

 

 

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Assessment and treatment of arrythmias, including Pacemaker

  • Heart Block – 2nd or 3rd degree Pet AV Block
  • Sinus arrest and Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Vasovagal collapse
  • Atrial standstill
Pacemakers for dogs

 

 

Radiograph of a pacemaker in a dog

 

 

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Assessment and treatment of pericardial diseases
(with the option of surgical treatment with our surgeons via thoracoscopy or thoracotomy)

     

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Assessment and treatment of pericardial diseases (with the option of surgical treatment with our surgeons via thoracoscopy or thoracotomy

 

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Assessment and treatment of exercise intolerant and collapsing patients

     

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Assessment and treatment of exercise intolerant and collapsing patients

 

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Assessment and treatment of respiratory diseases (including tracheal stent placement)

     

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Assessment and treatment of respiratory diseases (including tracheal stent placement)

 

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Diagnostic evaluations available on-site:

     
  • Examination/auscultation
  • Doppler blood pressure monitoring
  • Echocardiography (including Doppler, tissue Doppler, trans-oesphageal)
  • Electrocardiography
  • Holter ECG monitoring
  • Clinical pathology
  • Radiography
  • Computed Tomography
  • MRI
  • High resolution, high speed, Fluoroscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy

 

 

 

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Diagnostic evaluations available on-site:

  • Examination/auscultation
  • Doppler blood pressure monitoring
  • Echocardiography (including Doppler, tissue Doppler, trans-oesphageal)
  • Electrocardiography
  • Holter ECG monitoring
  • Clinical pathology
  • Radiography
  • Computed Tomography
  • MRI
  • High resolution, high speed, Fluoroscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy