Cardiac Monitoring Indications & Pet Health Symptoms
If your patient exhibits any of the following pet health symptoms or behaviors a cardiac monitoring device may be indicated:
- Collapsing or staggering (especially after exertion)
- Abnormal coughing
- Unusual fatigue
- Abnormal decrease in activity
- Pale gums
For transient symptoms not occurring on a daily basis, an Event Recorder may yield more information. If you are starting a patient on a new medication or changing one, a Holter Monitor may be better suited for documenting symptomatic changes and drug efficacies.
There are many other indications not listed here. Many veterinarians use Event Recorders and Holter Monitoring to “Rule Out” potentially fatal arrhythmia's and cardiac conduction defects.