ABSTRACT: This article analyses the cardiovascular changes typically present in a patient with a gastric dilation volvulus. This pathogenesis results in the reduction of oxygen delivery to tissues through hypoperfusion, the translocation of GI bacteria and the release of proinflammatory cytokines. By highlighting these physiological changes, in an emergency case that can be seen at most practices, this article will aid more complete monitoring. This monitoring facilitates appropriate interventions and gives a more comprehensive outline of circulatory consequences.


Neil Kemp BSc(Hons) PgDip(Anaesthesia/Analgesia) RVN

Neil graduated with a first-class honours degree from Edinburgh Napier University before working in first-opinion, referral and emergency out of hours practice with a particular focus in anaesthesia. Then wanting to pursue a path in academia, he became a full-time locum while studying and recently achieved a post graduate diploma in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia.

Email: Neil004@hotmail.com

DOI: 10.1080/17415349.2021.1882919

Keywords: gastric dilation volvulus; monitoring; cardiovascular effects

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 36 (11) • November 2021 pp315-318

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