How to Perform a Vagal Maneuver with Dr. Brittany Stewart | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Videos

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education video, Dr. Brittany Stewart, DACVIM (Cardiology) discusses how to perform a vagal maneuver in a dog. If you have a canine patient presenting with a heart rate > than 250 beats per minute (bpm) (e.g., in other words, too fast to count, but enough to make YOU tachycardiac), you’ll need to know how to perform a vagal maneuver. This is a procedure that is done in dogs with a supraventricular arrhythmia (SVT) while the patient is on a continuous electrocardiogram (ECG).  Tune into this VETgirl video to learn more!

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