Reptile cardiology: A review of anatomy and physiology, diagnostic approaches, and clinical disease

Marja J.L. Kik, Mark A. Mitchell

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Abstract

Reptile cardiology is in its infancy. Veterinarians treating reptiles should develop a basic knowledge of reptile cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Cardiology is vital to interpreting the results of various diagnostic tests and planning an effective therapeutic plan for a case. This article will provide a review of the anatomy and physiology of the reptilian cardiovascular system, the common diagnostic tests used to assess cardiac function, and the common disease presentations associated with the cardiovascular system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-60
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine
Volume14
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Cardiac
  • Cardiology
  • Circulation
  • Heart
  • Reptile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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