Thanks Steph. Although, I wasn't the one that asked, OJ's going to have his first echo on Monday. Your description sounded just like my vets, and if they let me stay with him, we shouldn't have a problem.
One other question. Are there print outs that you can ask for copies of? I know we were able to get copies when I had an MRI, but I don't know how similar this is.
Love... Cata and OJ
"Cat said, I am not a friend, and I am not a servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself, and I wish to come into your cave". ~~ Rudyard Kipling
----- Original Message -----
From: Steph Schoff
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 6:47 AM
Subject: [FH] Re: Take Me Through an Echo, Please
An echocardiogram is generally used without sedation, depending on how
stressed the animal is. I believe the fur is always shaved. This is
the best test to determine heart function. It works on sound waves
that record images of the heart. They use a little 'wand' type thing
which produces the sound waves. They put a type of gel on this also.
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