Cardiology

Additional Information

Extra information about Cardiology

Echocardiography is used to assess the structure and physiology of the heart. It utilises non-harmful sound-waves to produce images of the heart and blood flow. It is best performed in conjunction with other assessments of heart disease and cardiologists interpret findings with echocardiography in the context of a physical examination, medical history and, usually, radiographs. Echocardiography is best performed by experienced cardiologists with a high level of expertise in interpretation.

A ‘heart murmur’ is a sound usually caused by turbulent blood flow within the heart and detected by a vet after listening to your cat’s chest with a stethoscope. Most cats with heart murmurs have heart disease, but occasionally murmurs turn out not to be related to significant heart problems. The murmur itself doesn’t tell us how severe a heart problem is or whether it needs treatment. Sometimes disease doesn’t need treatment but may do in the future.  Many excellent treatments exist for cats and dogs with heart disease, but knowing which patients benefit from these is at the core of cardiology. 

A ‘heart murmur’ is a sound usually caused by turbulent blood flow within the heart and detected by a vet after listening to your dog's chest with a stethoscope. Most dogs with heart murmurs have heart disease, but occasionally murmurs turn out not to be related to significant heart problems. The murmur itself doesn’t tell us how severe a heart problem is or whether it needs treatment. Sometimes disease doesn’t need treatment but may do in the future.  Many excellent treatments exist for dogs with heart disease, but knowing which patients benefit from these is at the core of cardiology. 

We now have a New Puppy heart murmur clinic to offer you peace of mind if your vet finds a heart murmur.

Your vet simply refers your puppy to our Cardiology service for specialist assessment. 

The cost of the clinic is £200 plus VAT and the assessment and scan will be undertaken by a board certified Cardiologist.