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Syncope in a Cat

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Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the diagnostic process, including ECG results, of a cat that presented to the emergency room suffering from syncope.

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Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh

DVM DACVECC

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Amanda Barr's picture

So what could cause sudden, severe bradycardia? Waiting in suspense!

Megan Brashear's picture

Amanda, the cat was hospitalized with us and went on to a cardiologist for diagnosis. One of the downsides to ER work is that we don't get much follow-up on those patients! We ruled out any major organ dysfunction, took radiographs, and then she went on for an echo to look for the cardiac reason.

Sarah Miller's picture

ECG rhythm appears to be 3rd degree AV block in strip #3. The wide bizarre complexes appear to be consistent with ventricular escape rhythm.

Megan Brashear's picture

Thank You Sarah Miller! Great to get some insight from a cardiology technician!