Myocardial injury secondary to blunt thoracic trauma in dogs: Diagnosis and treatment

Adam J. Reiss, Brendan C. McKiernan, Wayne E. Wingfield

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-952
Number of pages9
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Volume24
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • veterinary(all)

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