Specialty Veterinary Technician Session: The most common indication for pacemaker therapy is symptomatic bradyarrhythmias. Pacemakers are being placed more commonly in veterinary medicine. It is important for everyone involved in the continued care for these patients to understand the when, how, and why pacemaker therapy is indicated. In this lecture, we will review the most common bradyarrhythmias, pacemaker implantation, programming, and future care of pacemaker patients.
Discuss common bradyarrhythmias that indicate pacemaker implantation
Diagnostic test results and ECG interpretation prior to pacemaker implantation