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Volume 23-1, Spring 2013

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Heart patients and anaesthesia

Anaesthesia in dogs and cats with cardiac disease – An impossible endeavour or a challenge with manageable risk?

by Roswitha Steinbacher and René Dörfelt


What’s the risk?


Nearly all anaesthetic drugs have a cardiovascular effect. Do you remember which?

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Anaesthesia protocols for cardiac pets: Wall charts


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Anaesthesia in patients with cardiac disease often poses a challenge for the veterinarian. Due to cardiovascular dysfunction, these patients have an increased anaesthetic risk. ...

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