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Veterinary Cardiologist in Glen Mills, PA

At Pinnacle Veterinary Specialists, our veterinary cardiologist diagnoses and treats heart and lung conditions in dogs and cats around the Philadelphia area. Cardiology is the branch of medicine that covers the heart and respiratory system, including the lungs. Our cardiology specialist uses digital X-ray, ultrasound, our in-house lab, and other advanced diagnostics to recognize and treat cat and dog heart disease and related lung conditions. Please call us at (610) 477-8797 to schedule an appointment.

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Diagnosing Cardiological Conditions

Our veterinary cardiology specialist uses advanced imaging technology to identify cardiological conditions. Our diagnostic equipment includes:

  • Ultrasound for echocardiography – Ultrasound uses soundwaves to create a 2D image of your pet’s internal organs. When used on the heart, ultrasound is called an echocardiogram. Our ultrasound machine is equipped with Doppler, which allows us to measure blood flow direction and velocity, as well as identify blockages.
  • Digital X-ray – Radiography of the heart and lungs allows us to see abnormalities such as heart enlargement or fluid build-up.
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) – An electrocardiogram uses non-invasive electrical readings of the heart’s rhythm to detect arrhythmia.
  • Blood pressure evaluation – We’ll evaluate your pet’s blood pressure to detect hypertension (high blood pressure).

Common Cardiological Conditions in Dogs & Cats

Cat and dog heart disease and lung conditions come in many shapes and forms.

Common cardiologic conditions we treat include:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Degenerative mitral valve disease
  • Coughing and other breathing problems due to heart disease
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiac or pulmonary tumors
  • High blood pressure

Many of these conditions can be treated on an outpatient basis with proper medication. Once we make a diagnosis, we’ll work with your primary veterinarian to ensure your pet gets comprehensive care that helps manage their condition.