Table 6.1 Basic rules for management of horses with cardiac disease
- Make a specific diagnosis.
- Determine whether or not the disease is causing clinical signs at present. Consider whether it may deteriorate in the future.
- Identify complicating factors such as systemic illness, endocarditis, management limitations.
- Corrective treatment if appropriate.
- Palliative treatment if appropriate.
- Prognosis and advice for future use.