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Cardiac Electrical Failure in Dogs

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Treatment

 

Most dogs can be treated on an outpatient basis. Only patients showing clinical signs of illness should be hospitalized. Fluid therapy will be given to patients in need of it. If your dog is very ill patients and is not responding to medical therapy may require implantation of an artificial pacemaker, and will be hospitalized prior to surgery in preparation of it. If your dog becomes excessively weak, or is showing signs of losing consciousness, or fainting, it will need to have its activity restricted.

 

Living and Management

 

After care will be dependent on whether your dog has an underlying disease, along with the SA block. Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments as necessary, and an ECG reading will be done at each visit to follow your dog's progress.  If your dog becomes weak, or loses consciousness, contact your veterinarian immediately for advisement.

 

 

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