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Heart disease is common in animals and can often be successfully managed.

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Heart disease is common in animals and can often be successfully managed. Dogs, cats, horses, ferrets and many other animals acquire heart disease, although the type of diseases in animals often differ from those most commonly found in people.

Using the most advanced diagnostic tests, including echocardiography, electrocardiography, Holter monitor recordings, radiographs and cardiac catheterization, the Cardiology Service is able to successfully diagnose and manage heart disease in a wide variety of animals. The board-certified cardiology specialists, residents and technicians on the Cardiology Service work closely with you to find the best approach for management of your animal’s unique needs.

The Cardiology Service has been a leader in innovative developments for diagnosing and treating heart disease in animals and the results of this research have improved the lives of pets with heart disease worldwide.

Additional information about veterinary cardiology—including symptoms of, diagnostic tests and treatments for various forms of heart disease—can be found on the HeartSmart website.

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  • Leaders in cardiac pacemaker placement in New England
  • Balloon dilation for pulmonic stenosis, aortic stenosis, mitral or tricuspid valve stenosis, and vascular stenosis
  • Excellent success with minimally invasive solutions to PDA using coils and Amplatz devices
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Recent Articles

  • Controlling Congestive Heart Failure
    Stem cell studies of the heart-valve disease in dogs could benefit humans, too Patricia Galipeau was stunned to learn her dog, Mickey, was in congestive heart failure after his vet referred him to the Foster Hospital for a worsening heart murmur. “He’s always been so healthy,” she says of the ... read more
  • New Hampshire family makes the truck to Grafton for specialized care
    For the Lewis family of Salem, New Hampshire, Zoey, their Yellow Labrador, was their third child, but the first puppy they would raise. Born in February 2006, Zoey was adopted through the Humane Society in Sharon, MA when she was eight weeks old. ... read more
  • Cardiac Repair Kits
    People could benefit from stem cell studies of heart-valve disease in dogs ... read more
  • Caring Hearts Join Mission to Save Gidget
    When they say good things come in small packages, Maria Rodrigues could not agree more. She would also tell you she is extremely grateful. Grateful not only to have a loving family, which includes her new addition Gidget, a Papillon and Yorkie mix, but also grateful to have had the ... read more
  • The miraculous story of Kris Pellerin
    Kris, a coonhound was brought back to life, thanks to the care, teamwork and timing of staff at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Today he is alive, well and deeply cherished by his grateful family. ... read more

Our doctors

  • Amelie Beaumier-Primeau

    Amelie Beaumier-Primeau
    (Resident)
    Cardiology

  • Suzanne Cunningham

    Suzanne Cunningham
    Cardiology

  • Emily Tompkins Karlin

    Emily Tompkins Karlin
    (Resident)
    Cardiology

  • John E. Rush

    John E. Rush
    Nutritional Management of Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Critical Care

  • Vicky K. Yang

    Vicky K. Yang
    Cardiology, Regenerative Medicine