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How to Approach Arrhythmias in Companion Animal Medicine
Approved for 1 hour of NYSED credit
Dr Logan Funk
August 4, 2022
Tachyarrhythmias are broadly classified as ‘narrow complex’ or ‘wide complex,’ based on the QRS duration. ‘Narrow complex’ tachyarrhythmias are supraventricular in origin, while wide-complex tachycardias most often arise from the ventricles. Anti-arrhythmic therapy is predicated on the electrophysiologic properties of the heart, the trigger the arrhythmia, and the mechanism by which it is perpetuated. Pathologic bradyarrhythmias include atrial standstill, Mobitz type-II 2nd degree atrioventricular block, and 3rd degree atrioventricular block. Ultimately, treatment requires artificial pacing. Ideally, all patients with pathologic arrhythmias should undergo complete cardiovascular screening, and a cardiologist should be consulted to formulate a chronic management strategy.
When is it?
Time: 20:00 EDT
DVM, Cardiology Resident, University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center
Dr. Funk spent his formative years in northeastern Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the duration of his undergraduate and veterinary medical studies. He completed an emergency and critical care internship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as a specialty cardiology internship in Los Angeles California. In July of 2019, Dr. Funk began a cardiology residency at the University of Missouri, and he will be completing this program in July of 2022.
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