Depending on the animal’s condition, diagnostic testing and treatment may include:

  • Echocardiography (sonography): It is non invasive ultrasound imaging of the heart.
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)- Electrical reading of the heart’s rhythm is done in a non invasive way.
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Holter monitoring (24 hour imaging)
  • Radiography of the chest and lungs
  • Surgical repair of congenital heart defects
  • Cardiac catheterization procedures
  • Balloon valvuloplasty to dilate narrowed valves

Pacemaker implantation for animals with too slow of a heart rate