Just like people, pets are sometimes born with or develop heart disease. Effective treatment begins with early detection. Electrocardiology is a non-invasive, painless recording of the heart’s beating, and is a great tool for analyzing your pet’s cardiac health.
An electrocardiography device detects minute electrical changes on the surface of your pet’s skin caused by heartbeat movement. Small electrodes called leads are covered in conducting gel and gently placed on the skin. The leads monitor heartbeat activity, recording irregularities if they are present. In addition to abnormalities, an ECG may also help to identify enlargement of the heart, a common finding with many heart diseases.
ECG is a critical tool in the diagnosis and management of cardiac issues. If you have questions about the procedure or want to schedule an ECG consultation for your pet, call us at 804-741-3200.