Cardiac arrhythmias are disturbances in the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. There are many types of arrhythmias, and their consequences vary from mild to life-threatening. The causes of most arrhythmias are unknown.
Important Points in Treatment
1. Medication: Drugs used in controlling arrhythmias must be given on schedule. Please call the doctor if you cannot give the medication as directed or don’t know when to administer the drugs.
2. Repeated cardiac examinations, including electrocardiograms and radiographs (x-rays), are often necessary to evaluate your pet’s response to treatment. Treatment may be necessary for the rest of your pet’s life.