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Articles by Barret J. Bulmer, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Barret J. Bulmer, DVM, MS, DACVIM

ECG interpretation and management of arrhythmias (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

A systematic approach to the evaluation of the ECG will ensure against overlooking important abnormalities.

Recording and interpreting ECGs (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a commonly employed diagnostic tool to help in the evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias, to help detect cardiac chamber enlargement, and to identify electrolyte abnormalities.

Therapy of new onset and refractory heart failure (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Diuretics (reduction in preload), vasodilators (reduction in preload or afterload), angiotensin converting-enzyme inhibitors (reduce afterload and preload, reduce fibrosis), and positive inotropic drugs (increase contractility, may reduce regurgitant volume) all have demonstrated the capacity to lessen the severity of mitral regurgitation and dilated cardiomyopathy under certain conditions.

Managing chronic valvular disease (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

CDVD is the most common cause of cardiac disability in dogs. The disease process is best described as myxomatous degeneration of the heart valves wherein the integrity of the valves is compromised often resulting in valvular insufficiencies.

Managing feline cardiomyopathies (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Myocardial disease is the most frequently diagnosed type of heart disease in the cat.

Managing dilated cardiomyopathy (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

The cause(s) of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs is (are) unknown. Some of the proposed causes of DCM include: genetic defect(s), viral infection, microvascular spasm, chemical toxin(s), dietary deficiency, and immune-mediated processes.

Congenital heart disease (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

The primary objectives of the cardiovascular evaluation for animals with congenital heart disease are to define the nature and severity of the anatomic defect present. Familiarity with the available therapeutic options, their efficacy and limitations is necessary before an accurate prognosis can be offered to the owner.


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