16806Diltiazem or Atenolol
- Jun 17, 2004Hi everyone. On May 17, I posted a rather long history of two of my
babies that's recently been diagnosed with HCM. It was post # 16533.
Since that time, they've been on Diltiazem 45 mg once a day. They
seem to be tolerating it well, other than a minor loss of appetitite
for approx a week.
I notice that most cats on this site are on Atenolol instead of
Diltiazem. I'm going to ask my vet cardiologist, but I also would
like your input. They'll have a repeat echo in February......which
will be their fourth since being diagnosed with HCM.
My cardiologist seems very encouraging to me that they possibly could
have many more years to live with this disease. From a lot of the
posts I've read here though, it seems quite the contrary. I realize
that every situation is different. I still can't get used to the
idea that they have this terrible disease b/c they seem so healthy.
Any info you can give me on Diltiazem vs Atenolol will be greatly
Katy, Bianco, Bella, Alex & Anna
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