Veterinary ECG Machines for Small & Large Animals
Veterinary ECG machines are one of the most commonly used pieces of monitoring equipment in veterinary practices and enable electrocardiograms to be performed on dogs, cats and other small and large animals.
During an ECG examination, electrical currents emanating from the heart are recorded and displayed in the form of an ECG curve. Just like in human medicine, ECG recording in veterinary medicine is a non-invasive, painless procedure that is easy to perform. The ECG examination is performed on animals in the lateral position - anaesthesia is not necessary. Veterinary ECG machines are connected to the animal's extremities using clamp electrodes; if necessary, chest electrodes are also attached.
Heart rhythm disturbances can be reliably diagnosed on the basis of the ECG curves recorded with the veterinary ECG machine. The electrocardiogram provides important information about heart rhythm, heart rate, excitation formation, excitation propagation and excitation regression.
Stand-Alone & PC-Based Veterinary ECG Machines
Similar to human medicine, there are a variety of ECG devices available for use in veterinary medicine. On the one hand, you will find classic stand-alone devices, where the ECG curves are shown on a small display and printed out immediately with an integrated thermal printer.
On the other hand, you may opt for a digital veterinary ECG device which is connected to a PC where recordings can be evaluated, stored and printed with the help of software.
The latest generation of veterinary ECG machines is smartphone-based and allows fast, mobile ECG examinations in a wide variety of animals. As the ECG module only has to be placed on the animal and does not have to be connected with the help of electrodes, such ECG monitors are also suitable for fearful and resistant animals.
A good example of a smart-phone based ECG device is the AliveCor Veterinary ECG Monitor. It allows quick and easy ECG recording in a wide range of animals using an iPhone and the free Alive ECG Vet app. The ECG recording can equally take place on the chest or paw of the animal - so that the examination can also be carried out with resistant or fearful animals.
The Alive ECG Vet app allows ECG recordings to be stored on the iPhone and in the free AliveCor cloud, sent via email and printed on a compatible AirPrint printer.
The AliveCor iPhone ECG monitor is ideal for vets and for pet owners who need to monitor their pet closely due to illness.
Order Veterinary ECG Machines at Praxisdienst
Praxisdienst offers veterinary ECG devices for different animals and examination conditions at unbeatable prices. Are you looking for a specific veterinary ECG machine or do you need accessories such as ECG electrodes, ECG paper or electrode gel? Our customer service will be happy to help. Feel free to get in touch via phone, email or convenient live chat.
Editors: Elke Nieder, Sam Selzner