Hi -- I thought I heard that even if the dna test is clear, a cat could still have HCM. Since MCs are number one on the list for HCM, I would also get the echo with a cardiologist just to be sure. I wouldn't want to take a chance. Then if there is any problem, you can start the meds right away. And if you get the all-clear from the cardiolosit, then you don't have to worry!
take care -- michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto
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Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2013 1:56 PM
Subject: [FH] A couple questions
Its been some time since I've posted as my heart kitty passed almost 3 years ago. I've been following your posts and it is heartbreaking that so many of you are dealing with this tragic disease but at the same time I commend all of you for the care your giving to your kitties.
I have a couple questions I'm hoping you can answer. I have a Maine Coon girl kitty. She shows no signs of heart problems (knock on wood) but having said that I haven't had her checked (dna or by a cardiologist). My questions are:
(1) if she showed a negative result of not being a carrier of HCM do you think she could still develop some kind of CM?
And I'm thinking about getting her checked by a cardiologist regardless of the dna result for my peace of mind and to see how her heart is doing. Its been a few years since I paid for these cardio tests - (2) any idea (ball park) the cost for a full work up?
My girl is going to be 10 in a few months and is active. Obviously I'm wanting her to live a long healthy quality life. I thought I'd better get on this heart thing just in case.
Thanks so much in advance!!
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