ECG Interpretation: Case Studies – We Can Do It! (1978)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Cardiology
Friday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||HEMISFAIR 2



Joao Orvalho

Joao Orvalho DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)<br>A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), Dr. Orvalho is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at The Ohio State University, and a residency in veterinary cardiology at the University of California, Davis.<br>After completing his residency, Dr. Orvalho joined the faculty of the UC Veterinary Medical Center - San Diego. He is especially interested in interventional cardiology, including pacemaker implantation, balloon valvuloplasty, and patent ductus arteriosus occlusion. His research has been focused on real time three-dimensional echocardiography, cardiorenal syndrome and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Orvalho enjoys living by the beach with his family, two Golden Retrievers and two great Maine Coon cats.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


A brief review of the anatomy and conduction system of the heart will be followed by electrocardiographic (ECG) cases studies of the most common arrhythmias of dogs and cats. 

Learning Objectives

1. Create a methodology for ECG interpretation

2. Recognize supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias

3. Identify the most appropriate anti-arrhythmic therapies

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