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Cardiovascular techniques: A new section providing instruction in noninvasive cardiology

Cardiovascular techniques: A new section providing instruction in noninvasive cardiology

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Estrada A., Summerfield N. Cardiovascular techniques: A new section providing instruction in noninvasive cardiology // J Vet Cardiol. 2005 Nov;7(2):73.

Amara Estrada

Amara Estrada

Nuala Summerfield

Nuala Summerfield

The audience for the European Journal of Veterinary Cardiology is not only international, but includes students, residents, private practitioners, junior and senior academicians. Because of the varied background of this audience, we all have much to contribute to the knowledge of our colleagues. The Journal of Veterinary Cardiology endeavors to be the most desirable site for veterinary cardiology publications. It is with this in mind that a new section is introduced that will foster mentoring within the international community of veterinary cardiologists.

The goal of this new section is to provide a brief and focused lesson on one particular aspect of noninvasive cardiology. Topics may range from those appropriate for beginners to advanced cardiologists. This section is to detail a single issue to learn and is open to all aspects of noninvasive cardiology. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to: description and example of calculation of stenotic valve area, how to correct the QT interval for heart rate, how to draw a ladder diagram for a specific arrhythmia, calculation of regurgitant fraction in mitral or aortic insufficiency, calculation of pressure half times in aortic insufficiency or mitral stenosis.

Authors of all experience levels are invited to submit manuscripts. Papers should be brief and very focused. Videos may accompany the paper but are limited to one or two. Submissions to this section should include subheadings with the following very general guidelines.

  1. Lesson to be learned: A brief description of the technique to be learned and situations in which this new knowledge would be applied or useful to the practicing clinician.
  2. Lesson: A detailed description of how to perform or do the above lesson complete with images and examples. This should be presented in a very step-by-step fashion such that a veterinary student reading this section would be able to sit down and repeat this with their own data using the manuscript as a guide.

We look forward to your submissions to this new section as we strive to bring the world of veterinary cardiology closer together.

Amara Estrada, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)* Section of Cardiology, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126, USA

Nuala Summerfield, BSc, BVM&S, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) Department of Veterinary Cardiology, University of Liverpool, UK


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