Cardiorespiratory - Veterinary Referral and Emergency Centre


Dr Babis Koffas


The cardiorespiratory service at The Veterinary Referral Centre is run by Dr Babis Koffas, European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology.

Available equipment and procedures offered:

  • Echocardiography (2-D, M-mode, colour flow and spectral Doppler)
  • Tissue Doppler imaging (pulsed-TDI)
  • Thoracic radiography
  • Multichannel ECG
  • 24-hour ambulatory ECG Holter monitoring
  • Indirect blood pressure monitoring
  • Pericardiocentesis & thoracocentesis
  • DC electrical cardioversion
  • Non-invasive transthoracic temporary pacing
  • Bronchoscopy

Indications for referral to the Cardiorespiratory service:

  • Cough
  • Heart murmur
  • Gallop sound
  • Arrhythmia
  • Episodic weakness or collapse
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Dyspnoea or Breathlessness
  • Pleural effusion
  • Ascites
  • Breed Club heart testing schemes

Babis would be happy to discuss or admit any case requiring cardiorespiratory investigation.


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