Should your pet have a heart problem we can offer an electrocardiogram (ECG) as an aid to diagnosis. An ECG can show changes to the normal electrical conductivity of the heart muscle which can be useful in diagnosis of problems with the heart’s rate and rhythm. An electrocardiogram is an instrument with which we are able to record the electrical activity in the heart muscle of your pet.
Leads are attached to specific points on the patient’s skin, and these detect the heart activity. This is then shown on a trace on a piece of paper and assists us in determining which treatment is the best for the different heart conditions encountered.