HEART ECHO'S CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION: By sumiting this I, voluntarily present my dog, designated above, for evaluation by echocardiography of its current cardiac status. I understand that this evaluation is for screening purposes. I recognize that today’s findings will only reflect my dog’s current cardiac status and do not guarantee the future cardiac health of my dog. I further understand that the echo-sonographer performing today’s evaluation is not a veterinarian and cannot render a diagnosis or prescribe treatment. All echocardiographic values will be reviewed by a Cardiology Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the final results will be mailed after the show. The echo-sonographer however will be sufficiently knowledgeable and experienced as to recognize serious cardiac disease and will advise the owner if a more detailed evaluation is warranted.
I understand that my dog will need to be lifted to a table surface approximately 40 inches from the ground and lay on the right side for the evaluation. I understand that the best ultrasound image quality is obtained with the hair coat clipped away.