The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) has just published a consensus statement providing guidelines for the diagnosis, management and treatment of the cat with heart disease. These recommendations have information that will help veterinary nurses and technicians develop their practice, based on the best of current thinking and understanding of feline heart disease.
Understand the updated disease definitions
Explain the staging system, as it has now been applied to cats
Understand the treatment and nursing guidelines that have been outlined by the consensus statement.