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Cardiology

Just as in humans, heart disease is commonly found in dogs and cats. Fortunately, at Long Island Veterinary Specialists, you have access to a team of veterinary specialists with advanced training in cardiology, so we’re able to offer comprehensive diagnostic services and treatment options for cardiac-related conditions in pets.

Most cardiac conditions can be medically managed

Getting Started

The cardiac conditions we see

  • Arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders)
  • Cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle which includes dilated, hypertrophic, restricted and unclassified forms)
  • Congenital disorders of the heart and great vessels
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart-base tumors
  • Heartworm disease
  • Pericardial disorders (disease of the covering of the heart and great vessels)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Syncope (fainting)
  • Systemic hypertension
  • Thromboembolic disease
  • Valvular disease (congenital and acquired/degenerative disorders of heart valves)

The cardiac services we offer

At LIVS, we offer a wide range of today’s most advanced diagnostic resources and treatment options for cardiac disease in dogs and cats:

State-of-the-art diagnostic modalities, including:
  • Color-flow Doppler ultrasonography (echocardiography)
  • Helical computed tomography (CT)
  • Digital radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) to assess heart rhythms
  • Holter recording (a mobile continuous ECG recording system)
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Contrast imaging studies of the heart and associated vessels
Leading-edge treatments for heart disease, including:
  •  Medical management, including medications and lifestyle changes
  • Minimally invasive as well as conventional cardiovascular surgical procedures

Cardiology Staff

Jonathan Goodwin

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Joshua W. Tumulty

DVM, DACVIM