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How to Approach Arrhythmias in Companion Animal Medicine

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition USA – Clinical Series
1 Hr of RACE CE approved
Approved for 1 hour of NYSED credit

Dr Logan Funk

Start Date
August 4, 2022
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Distinguishing various types of cardiac arrhythmias is a challenging but important facet of veterinary practice. Rhythm disturbances that are hemodynamically significant or that increase the risk of sudden death require pharmacologic intervention, electrocardioversion, or artificial pacing, depending on the particular diagnosis. A systematic approach to evaluation of the electrocardiogram is key to obtaining an accurate rhythm diagnosis, as this will directly inform patient management.

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?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Logan Funk

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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