The mitral valve. Short axis view showing the anterior and posterior valve leaflets.
The initial cardiology consultation is scheduled for one hour. Our cardiologist will review your pet's medical history. Then she will examine your pet and listen for a heart murmur, abnormal lung sounds and abnormal heart beats. Additional diagnostic tests, may be suggested based upon the initial evaluation. The primary test used to determine the cause of heart murmurs is an ultrasound or "echocardiogram" of the heart. A summary of the findings and treatment plan is sent to your primary vet(s), and you receive a copy as well.