Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Anesthesia: peri-operative complications - cardiovascular

Contributor(s): Briony Alderson, Mark Senior

Introduction

  • The cardiovascular system is important in maintaining oxygen delivery to the tissues.
  • Oxygen delivery is dependent upon the lungs delivering oxygen to the blood, the hemoglobin concentration and the tissue perfusion.
  • Horses have a large cardiovascular reserve and may not increase their heart rate in response to increased sympathetic tone but increase the stroke volume to increase the cardiac output.

Cardiovascular problems

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Arrhythmias

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Pre-existing heart and vascular disease

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Hypotension

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Recovery

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Patteson M (1996) Equine Cardiology. Blackwell Science Inc. ISBN: 0632032995.
  • Riebold T W (1990) Ed. The Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice.


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