ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY (ECG) AND HEART RATE MONITORS (HRMS)
As veterinarians, it is our job to be familiar with normal radiographic anatomy. We also need to be familiar with the specific radiographic patterns of different clinical disorders. Radiographs help us either make a recommendation for the treatment and management of a horses’ condition or make a recommendation for further diagnostic imaging.
KEY QUESTIONS RELATING TO ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY (ECG) AND HEART RATE MONITORS (HRMS)
An ECG machine uses electrodes placed on specific sites on the horse to detect the changes in electrical activity associated with function of the heart muscle. ECG is the gold standard for identifying cardiac arrhythmias in the horse.
Our clinic has a portable, battery powered electrocardiography machine, which enables convenient and fast diagnosis of common cardiac arrhythmias affecting the horse.