Blunt thoracic trauma to both humans and dogs may result in myocardial injury. Myocardial injuries commonly manifest as arrhythmias within the first 48 hours following a traumatic event. These injuries may be occult, or clinical signs may be delayed and are frequently overlooked. This article discusses both traditional and novel diagnostic methods used to detect myocardial injuries and provides guidelines for the treatment of myocardial injuries in dogs.
|Number of pages
|Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
|Published - Dec 2002
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Veterinary