Southwest Virginia Veterinary Services is pleased to offer electrocardiography to our patients. Heart disease is quite common in pets, so having the ability to monitor it is becoming more necessary.
For this reason, we are proud to be able to offer electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) to our patients. It is a very non-invasive test since we only have to place clips on certain locations on a pets’ body, yet we can gain so much information from it.
An ECG/EKG is a record of the electrical activity of the heart. We can evaluate heart rhythm of your pets. We also look for any arrhythmias or other abnormalities. An ECG/EKG can also be used to look for heart enlargement, which is a very common sign of heart disease. ECG/EKGs are used not only to diagnose heart disease but also to monitor the progress of patients diagnosed with it.
If you have any questions about heart disease or electrocardiography, feel free to contact us today at (276) 889-5515.