My dog has a heart murmur. Can he safely undergo anesthesia?

Jun 03, 2024

With a knowledgeable and well-equipped anesthesia team, yes. Our board-certified anesthesiologist has extensive training and experience in anesthetizing pets with a variety of systemic conditions, such as heart disease. Our experienced anesthesia nurses have trained under her guidance for years. Because AESC is a multispecialty hospital, we have access to a wider variety of medications to help make anesthesia as safe as possible for pets that have heart disease. Our cardiology service is able to perform echocardiograms to diagnose and evaluate the severity of heart disease. Our board-certified radiologists can also accurately assess the status of your pet’s heart and lungs via chest x-rays prior to anesthesia to ensure it will be safe to proceed.