Dilated Cardiomyopathy & Association with Diet

Dilated Cardiomyopathy & Association with Diet


Recorded Date: August 31, 2023

Who: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians in British Columbia and beyond!

What: A free RACE-approved CE event (1 hour CE certificate)

How: Watch recording

Topic: Dilated Cardiomyopathy & Association with Diet

In this RACE-approved veterinary CE presentation, one of BBVSH’s board-certified Cardiologist, Dr. Mark Harmon, will discuss dilated cardiomyopathy and its various causes, as well as typical examination findings and signalments and treatment recommendations. Particular attention will be paid to diet-associated DCM and our current understanding of this issue.

Learning objectives:

  1. Attendees will gain a better understanding that various issues can lead to dilated cardiomyopathy, and identification of a cause may change the diagnostic & treatment approach.
  2. Attendees will learn about the current understanding of diet-associated DCM, including current guidance for clients, prognosis & personal experience with these cases.

Good reasons to watch

  • Meet our veterinary outreach representative, Michelle Floris
  • Successfully answer a quiz to earn a 1 hour CE certificate from BBVSH

About the Presenter

Dr. Mark Harmon is a board-certified veterinary cardiologist. Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Harmon has worked in primary care practice as well as specialty practice in both academia and private practice. He and his wife, Dr. Meghan Harmon, love the Pacific Northwest region and have moved from Seattle to British Columbia to join the incredible team at Boundary Bay. Dr. Harmon has a special interest in congenital heart disease and interventional cardiac therapies such as pacemaker implantation, balloon valvuloplasty, and minimally invasive shunt occlusion. He has lectured locally and regionally on topics such as emergency management of cardiac disease, arrhythmia management, nutritionally-mediated heart disease, and heartworm disease. Dr. Harmon looks forward to being of service to dog breeders in BC and referring veterinarians throughout British Columbia.

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