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.
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