Our Cardiology service will be closed as of April 13, 2017

Posted On: March 15, 2017

Categories: Cardiology

Dr. Margiocco is taking a personal leave of absence in Italy with an anticipated return date of March 2018. As of April 13, 2017, all prescription refills and monitoring will need to be performed by the family veterinarians. During his leave, Dr. Margiocco will be doing telemedicine via Idexx. We appreciate all of your support […]

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Dharma and her new lease on life: pacemaker placement in a dog

Posted On: January 15, 2012

Categories: Cardiology

Dharma was referred to Dr Margiocco because her family veterinarian had detected an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) approximately two weeks earlier   while investigating Dharma’s history of exercise intolerance and an episode of acute weakness (“flopping down”) while walking.  Dharma was not receiving any medication at that time.  An ECG was done and revealed a heart block […]

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Breeding Healthier Dogs: King Charles Cavalier Spaniels Heart-Check Clinic

Posted On: May 17, 2011

Categories: Cardiology

Recently, Canada West Cardiologist Dr. Marco Margiocco and teamed up with Bertie Nelson of the Cavalier Club of BC to preside over a heart-check clinic day (the technical term is an “auscultation clinic”) for a large and happy group of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (“CKCS”). Mitral valve disease is the most common form of heart […]

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Minimally Invasive Cardiology for Dogs

Posted On: December 22, 2010

Categories: Cardiology

Author: Tanya Crocker In late November, we held our first invasive cardiology lab here at Canada West. Invasive cardiology involves using diagnostic and therapeutic tools, such as balloons, catheters or stents that are inserted directly into the patient’s body to treat heart disease.  They are much less invasive than traditional surgical procedures and can be […]

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Veterinary cardiology

Posted On: August 9, 2010

Categories: Cardiology

Authored by Dr Marco L. Margiocco. Our field of specialization has evolved over the past two decades to respond to the need to provide specialized diagnostics and treatment options for the management of heart disease, a condition that affects approximately 10% of dogs and a not well known number of cats. In order to become […]

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1988 Kootenay Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4Y3
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