Hi Carrie -- Welcome to the group! The one thing that I would say is that 18months seems like a long time to wait for a recheck, especially with a cat that has a history of changes in her heart's condition. When my cat had a slightly enlarged heart, my specialist recommended a re-check in 6 months. So, if she were mine, I might take Biwi back sooner than 18 months, just to make sure that nothing has changed.
I hope Biwi continues to do well!
From: biwibug621 <biwibug621@...
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 12:17:41 PM
Subject: [FH] New to this Group
My name is Carrie and my cat's name is Biwi. Biwi actually hasn't been diagnosed with any heart conditions but the cardiologist has noticed a few things we are keeping an eye on. In 2008, Biwi's asthma vet noticed she had a heart murmur and sent us over to have an echo done. The echo showed that her heart was slightly enlarged but not within diagnostic size. They sent us home and recommended I bring her back for another echo in a year. So this past January I took her back for her second echo. This time they reported that the heart had not enlarged any more from the previous year BUT that she did have a very small leak in one of her heart valves. The vet did not make me feel like this was something to really worry too much about. She told me to take precautions with a few things and told us to come back in about a year and a half. I should also mention that she was diagnosed with asthma from eliminating all the other things, so we know that it most likely
is asthma. Since I don't really know much about this I would appreciate any information anyone has.
Carrie and Biwi
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