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Coping with Heartworm Complications in Dogs with Dr. Aliya Magee | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

In today’s VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, we discuss heartworm disease and what you need to know from a cardiologist! What are the complications we can see from heartworm disease, and when is it diagnosed as “complicated” versus “uncomplicated?” When should we refer our heartworm positive patients to a cardiologist? Do all heartworm positive patients need an echocardiogram and chest radiographs? More importantly, when we see significant clinical signs such as right-sided congestive heart failure, respiratory distress, syncope, and anemia, what do we do and how do we treat it? How do we treat pulmonary hypertension secondary to heartworm disease? To help sort this out, we’re joined today by Dr. Aliya Magee, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology), Cardiology Section Chief and Assistant Professor of Veterinary Cardiology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Magee also serves on the board of directors for the American Heartworm Society.

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