ECG

The ECG (electrocardiography) is the process of measuring and recording the electrical activitiy of the heart over a specific period of time. Therefore, electrodes are placed on the patient’s body. With an ECG, the different phases of the cardiac cycle as well as possible disorders (i.e. arrhythmias) can be distinguished and diagnosed quickly and easily.

ECG of a dog with dilated cardiomyopathy. The photo shows a serious arrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia).

Upon suspicion of intermittent cardiac rhythm disorders or for the early detection of specific cardiac diseases (i.e. the dilated cardiomyopathy) the 24-h ECG, Holter ECG, can be of great importance. For those specific cardiac consultations, appointment scheduling is necessary. The evaluation of the Holter ECG is done in cooperation with our colleagues of the cardiac department at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen.

specialist contact person

Dr. med. vet.
Sandra Kehr

Dr. med. vet.
Birgit Morisse

Dr. med. vet.
Birgit Morisse

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