Our Services


At ACCESS – Pasadena, our board-certified cardiologists and skilled veterinary technicians offer advanced veterinary cardiology services for animals with heart and blood vessel diseases.

Advanced Diagnostics

We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic tests, including electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart), radiography, fluoroscopy, cardiovascular CT scan, transesophageal echocardiogram, Holter monitor, and blood work. These tests allow us to accurately diagnose and assess the severity of heart and vascular conditions, providing the basis for effective treatment planning.

Comprehensive Treatment Options

In addition to diagnostics, we offer advanced treatment options to address a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. Our team is experienced in medical management, interventional cardiology, and cardiac surgery, tailoring treatment plans to the specific needs of each patient.

Interventional Cardiology

Our cardiologists are skilled in minimally invasive interventional cardiology procedures, offering alternatives to traditional surgery. Procedures such as balloon valvuloplasty, pacemaker implantation, ACDO implantations, intravascular stent implantation, left atrial decompressions, and angioplasty can be performed with precision, minimizing discomfort and tissue damage and ensuring faster recovery.

Common Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Congenital Heart Defects: Abnormalities in the heart that pets are born with, such as holes in the heart or narrow blood vessels. Depending on the type of abnormality, treatment options may include surgical repair, medication management, and lifestyle adjustments.
  • Heart Murmurs: Abnormal sounds heard during a heart examination. The management of heart murmurs begins with determining the underlying cause and may involve medication or monitoring without intervention if the murmur is harmless.
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Characterized by an enlarged heart and weakened heart muscles. Treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy typically involves medication, lifestyle modifications, and regular monitoring.
  • Arrhythmias: Abnormal heart rhythms that can significantly impact a pet’s health. Treatment may involve medication management and, in some cases, implantable devices like pacemakers.
  • Pericardial Disease: When the sac around the heart becomes thickened or inflamed. In this case, our surgeons can perform pericardiectomy, a procedure to remove the affected tissue and restore normal heart function.

Compassionate Care and Communication

We understand that dealing with a pet’s heart condition can be overwhelming for pet owners. This is why our team prioritizes communication and education throughout the treatment process. We work closely with you and your primary veterinarian to develop a personalized treatment plan that considers your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle.

Contact us today to learn more about our veterinary cardiology services at ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital – Pasadena, and how we can help you and your pet. of 

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