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Most patients will 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. Very ill patients that are 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 pet becomes excessively weak, or is showing signs of losing consciousness, or fainting, it will need to have its activity restricted.
After care will be dependent on whether your pet 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 pet's progress. If your pet becomes weak, or loses consciousness, contact your veterinarian immediately for advisement.
A cavity in the mouth where the respiratory systems and gastrointestinal systems come together
A lump of tissue inside the right atrium; it helps to regulate the beat of the heart
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body
A cavity within a bone; may also indicate a flow or channel
An attachment of the zygote inside the uterus
Term used to refer to a condition of having a disease or affliction but not displaying symptoms of it.
A record of the activity of the myocardium
Too much potassium in the blood
A large blood vessel that transports blood out of the heart.
A wave that is transmitted through nerves and nervous tissue