Interventional Cardiology in the Small Animal Patient (1997)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Cardiology
Saturday |  3:00 PM -  3:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||303



Ryan Baumwart DVM
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Baumwart is veterinary cardiologist originally from Clinton, Oklahoma. He attended Northeastern Oklahoma State University for his undergraduate degree in biology. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. Following his graduation, he completed a one-year internship and residency at the Ohio State University. Following his residency he worked for a specialty hospital in Boise Idaho and Charleston South Carolina. Dr. Baumwart has authored several publications on cardiovascular disease in dogs and cats. Dr. Baumwart enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife and all their animals. He enjoys the outdoors hiking, camping, horseback riding, snowboarding, and fly fishing.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Interventional cardiology procedures are considered minimally invasive and provide an alternative surgical method to diseases that have traditionally required invasive surgical techniques. These procedures usually involve the insertion of a catheter(s) and wire(s) into a vessel. The catheter is guided toward the heart or vascular area through the guidance of fluoroscopy and/or transesophageal echocardiography. This lecture will focus on some of the more commonly performed interventional procedures. There will be discussion on preoperative diagnostics such physical exam findings, radiography, electrocardiography, echocardiography and there role in identifying and assessing the severity of the conditions. Operative images primarily focused on fluoroscopy images will show preoperative assessment of the lesions in terms of size and severity, absence or presence of other existing conditions, and deployment of devices and balloons.

Learning Objectives

1. Common diseases encountered amendable to interventional surgery

2. Preoperative imaging to assess severity of disease

3. Operative imaging of surgical techniques

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