Speaker: Dr. Brian Maran
Time: 8:30am - 4pm
Brian Maran, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiologist, Olympic Veterinary Cardiology, LLC
Sunday, April 3, 2016
8:30am - 4pm
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Lecture Summary: Cardiology
A review of the etiology and diagnostic approach to Cardiomyopathy in dogs (DCM and ARVC). Management strategies are discussed with emphasis on the current scientific literature.
A review of the various Cardiomyopathies seen in cats (HCM, DCM, RCM, UCM) and the diagnostic approach to these patients. Management of these conditions are discussed with the current literature explored.
A review of pulmonary arterial hypertension with emphasis placed on the vasodilatory and vasoconstrictor signal pathways and reasons for dysregulation. Available medications are explored and the utility of these medications in veterinary medicine discussed.
A review of pericardial effusion etiologies, pathophysiology, and case management including acute stabilization and chronic monitoring. Anatomic landmarks for urgent pericardiocentesis are discussed and long-term therapeutic options are explored including a discussion of the risks vs. benefits of surgical intervention.
Management of Congestive Heart Failure
A review of the pharmacology of cardiac drugs with emphasis on rational use and current evidence- based medicine in regards to therapy. The emphasis is placed on canine management, following the ACVIM Consensus Panel on Mitral Valve Disease, with discussion regarding feline variants explored. Following the pharmacology discussion, emphasis is shifted towards clinical response to therapy, follow up diagnostics, and appropriate monitoring and medication adjustments considering each patient's response and status.
A Review of Antiarrhythmic Therapy
A review of antiarrhythmic agent classification (Vaughn-Williams) with a focus on the clinical effects of the agents. Frequently encountered arrhythmias are reviewed with specific agents and doses discussed. Disease specific considerations (and contraindications) are discussed with each arrhythmia to ensure the appropriate agent is initiated in each patient.
Dr. Maran is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the subspecialty of Cardiology. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University and completed his small animal medical and surgical internship at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Dr. Maran completed his Residency in Cardiology and Masters degree in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University where he was awarded the Outstanding Resident Research Award by the ACVIM in 2010 and 2011.
Prior to founding Olympic Veterinary Cardiology, Dr. Maran practiced in a multi-doctor specialty clinic near Seattle. He also served as a locum Cardiologist for the University of Florida where he was responsible for student and resident training as well as managing the clinical service, including numerous minimally invasive surgeries. He remains an adjunct faculty member at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
He lectures internationally on various topics in cardiology and veterinary medicine and has presented numerous continuing education lectures for veterinarians throughout the west.