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Veterinary sites

  • American Heartworm Society
    Aims: Further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease; Inform the membership of new developments; and encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease.
  • Case Studies In Small Animal Cardiovascular Medicine
    Case presentations by Dr. Mark Kittleson of small animal patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Feline Heartworm Disease - A.H.S.
  • Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Genetic Testing For Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy In Cats
    Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has identified a gene responsible for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in some cats, and now offers genetic testing.
  • Holter Monitor Project
    Project Overview: To examine the utility of Holter recordings of asymptomatic Doberman Pinschers to predict the likelihood of developing dilated cardiomyopathy. Owners will place a Holter monitor on their dogs once a year for the purpose of providing information that may help researchers identify and treat asymptomatic dogs, determine the incidence of DCM globally, and identify early markers for impending development of DCM.
  • Large Animal Cardiology
    Tutorial sessions presented by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Measuring PISA
    Measuring Proximal Isovelocity Surface Area slide presentation.
  • Preventing Evacuated Hurricane Survivors From Spreading Heartworm Disease
    Updated information from the American Heartworm Society directed toward veterinarians dealing with the influx of heartworm positive Katrina survivors and prevention of heartworm in non-endemic areas.
  • Small Animal Cardiac Surgery
    This website describes the clinical and surgical aspects of common cardiac conditions in dogs using video, cadaver specimens, and radiographs. Conditions covered include patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonic stenosis, persistent right aortic arch, and purse string annuloplasty for mitral regurgitation.
  • Veterinary Clinical Cardiology
    This commercially-sponsored cardiology site is primarily intended to provide educational material for veterinary students and practitioners. The site uses a question and answer format to provide very detailed information on cardiovascular anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation of congenital and acquired heart disease, and heartworm disease. You can view radiographs/ECGs/ultrasounds, listen to heart sounds, and review case reports.

Human sites

  • 12 Lead ECGs
    Human case studies include Rate, Rhythm, Intervals, Axis, Hypertrophy, and Infarct.
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association National Center
    The American Heart Association, dedicated to providing you with education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke.
  • American Society of Echocardiography
    The American Society of Echocardiography brings together individuals pursuing excellence in the field of echocardiography. Individual memberships are available for physicians, cardiac sonographers and engineering scientists.
  • Cardiac Arrest: Mortality and Neurologic Recovery Scoring
  • (Human) was conceived to serve as a remote learning experience for health care providers, students, residents, fellows and people interested in expanding their knowledge in specific areas of cardiology. It was designed to provide the equivalent of classroom lectures and demonstrations with the use of the latest web-based multimedia technology.
  • CARDIOnet ProgramŽ
    CARDIOnet ProgramŽ is highly specialized WEB site dedicated to cardiovascular medicine. It serves several purposes, from the state-of-the-art education, information on medical equipment and drugs, to on-line database with addresses and information on manufacturers, associations and various institutions.
  • CARE: Cardiac arrhythmias Research & Education Center
    We dedicate this website to the loving memory of those children and young adults whose lives were lost to sudden cardiac death - and to their families and friends who have devoted tireless energy creating and supporting the Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Digital Recordings Of Respiratory Sounds
    Listen to crackles, wheezes, bronchial sounds, tracheal sounds, etc. provided by the R.A.L.E. Repository. Collected sounds are from human patients, but will be useful to veterinarians and technicians.
  • ECG Quizzes
    The Alan Lindsay ECG Learning Center contains Normal Characteristics, Arrhythmias, Conduction Abnormalities, etc. of human ECGs.
  • ECG Wave-Maven
    Proficiency in electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation is an essential skill for medical students, house staff, and clinicians. This site addresses the limitations in traditional approaches to ECG pedagogy by creating the infrastructure for a unique web-based tutorial.
  • Echocardiographic Images on the Internet
  • Endocarditis Prophylaxis
    Endocarditis Prophylaxis: Which Cardiac Conditions Require It?
  • Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular System (human)
    This presentation is divided into five chapters and a summary, and covers the gross mechanical function of the cardiovascular system. Authored by Robert M. Anderson, MD, FACC, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery (Emeritus), and Associate Dean (retired) of the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine (Tucson, Arizona).
  • Heart Information network
    Provides patient guides about heart attack, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke, diet and more.
  • Heartsite (Human) provides extensive information about a multitude of different diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures such as isotope stress testing, transesophageal echocardiography, Holter monitor, Head-up tilt tests, etc.
  • Human Heartbeats
    A collection of heart murmurs, defects and other sounds.
  • Living With Heart Failure
    Information and support for both heart patients and caregivers from the American Heart Association.
  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Teaching resources organized by type of human pediatric heart defect. Part of the University of Kansas Medical Center pediatric cardiology teaching resources.
  • Practical Pathology of Chest Disease: Case Studies
    These University of California-SF chest case studies illustrate pathological and radiographic changes of disease. A clinical summary is followed by descriptions of pertinent radiographs and images of the histology. Based on these, the viewer can formulate a diagnosis and compare it to that given in the discussion. References are included.
  • The E-chocardiography Journal
    An Electronic Journal of Cardiac Ultrasound
  • The ECG library - related sites
  • The ECG library homepage
  • The Heart: An Online Exploration
    From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. In an average lifetime, the heart beats more than two and a half billion times, without ever pausing to rest. Like a pumping machine, the heart provides the power needed for life.
  • World EKG Encyclopedia
    his human site, partly supported by Molson Medical Informatics, currently contains 25 cases to interpret.

A Friendly Reminder: You are ultimately responsible for the care of your patients. Recommendations and discussions of cases should be considered as recommendations by colleagues for you to consider in your case management decisions. Dosages should be confirmed prior to dispensing medications.
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