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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital (MVRH)

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Our cardiologist will work in conjunction with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs.

While some cardiac conditions may be serious, many heart diseases are manageable on an outpatient basis and allow for a good quality of life. Early diagnosis and effective treatment will increase your pet’s opportunity to live a normal life.

Pets that exhibit any of the following symptoms may benefit from a cardiac evaluation:

  • Heart murmur

  • Shortness of breath or breathing problems

  • Chronic cough

  • Heart arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • Congenital heart defects

  • Fainting

  • Fluid accumulation in chest or abdomen

  • Exercise intolerance

Pets at risk for anesthesia may also be evaluated by our cardiologist to assess possible risk to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Asthma and Bronchitis

  • Atrial Fibrillation

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  • Feline Hypertensive Heart Disease

  • Heart Block

  • Hyperthyroidism Associated Cardiomyopathy

  • Mitral and Tricuspid Dysplasia

  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency

  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

  • Pleural Effusion

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Pulmonic Stenosis

  • Subaortic Stenosis

  • Supraventricular & Ventricular Tachycardia

  • Tetralogy of Fallot

  • Ventricular Septal Defects


  • Computed Tomography (CT)

  • Echocardiogram

  • Electrocardiogram

  • Event Recorder & Holter Monitor

  • Fluoroscopy

  • Radiography (X-Rays)

  • Ultrasound

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