Veterinary Professional

Cardiology

The Cardiology team offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for animals suspected of having heart disease.

The Cardiology service is run by Anne Kurosawa, Laurent Locquet and Hayley McDonald with the support of Kitt Hunt. Anne, Hayley and Laurent are Board-certified Cardiologists and are American and European Specialists in Veterinary Cardiology.

The most common conditions include heart murmurs, weakness or collapse, arrhythmias and dyspnoea. We are supported by a 24-hour veterinary and nursing team to ensure all of our patients have the optimal care while hospitalised.

The Cardiology team is fortunate to be involved in the Heart Surgery Programme. We are one of only a few centres in the world offering open heart surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass for our patients with severe heart disease. Click here for more information.

Cardiology department services:

  • GE Vivid E95 2D and 4D Transthoracic and Transoesophageal Echocardiography
  • 6-lead or 12-lead Electrocardiography
  • 24 hour Ambulatory ECG (Holter monitor)
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Cardioversion
  • Doppler Blood Pressure evaluation
  • Digital Fluoroscopic Angiography
  • Digital Radiography
  • Multi-slice CT (including CT angiography)
  • Pericardiocentesis and Pericardial Surgery
  • Minimally invasive, catheter-based occlusion of Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Balloon valvuloplasty for Pulmonic Stenosis and Cortriatriatum Dexter
  • Pacemaker implantation for symptomatic bradyarrhythmias

Our Cardiology team are pleased to offer advice to colleagues in primary care practice. We also aim to see urgent cases where required so please contact us if you would like to refer a case.

NB: All routine echocardiogram (heart scan) reassessments will be charged a full echocardiogram charge unless specified at the time of the consultation.

New Puppy heart murmur now taking bookings.

If you find a heart murmur during a routine puppy check you might feel it appropriate to refer your patient to our Cardiology service for specialist assessment. This can give the owners peace of mind that there isn't a longer term problem.

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

For more information please email the team on cardiology@dwr.co.uk

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The puppy is being scanned for an investigation of a heart murmur.

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Placement of a  Amplatz Canine Duct Occluder (ACDO) (which remains in place for life) for a puppy with a Patent Ductus Arteriosus - A condition where the opening between the two major blood vessels leading from the heart fails to close after birth - If a PDA isn’t closed then the dog will experience heart failure as the heart gets bigger and this is usually before a year old)