The ECG also provides important information on heart rate, rhythm, and the electrical conduction system of the heart. The ECG may detect the presence of specific cardiac chamber enlargement, cardiac muscle disease, pericardial disease, some electrolyte imbalances, and certain drug toxicities.
Regular screening for heart disease with an ECG is an important part of your pet’s preventative healthcare program. The outward signs of underlying heart disease are often very subtle, and will sometimes not be evident until a pet is in a state of crisis. By detecting disease at an early stage, we are able to initiate early treatment. Frequently, this results in added years to a pet’s life.