33040Re: [FH] SAM - systolic anterior motion
- May 1, 2008---
maybe this is what we are hearing when they tell us our cats have
obstructive HCM. It is actually SAM but the cardios are calling it
In email@example.com, "cherie blate" <cblate@...> wrote:
> Everything I read says the same thing basically its secondary but my
> was diagnosed last year with SAM but the vet said he does not havehcm, no
> left wall thickening or any symptoms of anything. He's been onantenolol and
> the sam has repaired itself for now so I am just wondering if anyoneelse
> has this diagnosis.
> On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 1:48 AM, Carol <carolroars@...> wrote:
> > hi Cherie,
> > One site I found talks about SAM being a "feature" of HCM. Here's the
> > paragraph from the site.
> > >>
> > http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=2507&S=0&EVetID=0
> > A common feature of HCM is termed systolic anterior motion (SAM) of
> > the mitral valve. This abnormal motion of the mitral valve partially
> > obstructs the outflow of blood from the left ventricle into the aorta,
> > resulting in a heart murmur which can be heard by your veterinarian
> > with a stethoscope during your pet's physical examination. However,
> > it is important to note that not all murmurs in cats are due to SAM.
> > Additional diagnostic tests are required to confirm both the presence
> > of SAM and of HCM.
> > >>
> > So it sounds like you'd have SAM secondary to HCM...have the HCM first
> > and then develop the SAM and murmur, but that you can have HCM and a
> > murmur but the murmur not always caused from SAM.
> > I'm not sure I helped much!
> > take care,
> > Carol and Snowball and the gang
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <feline-heart%40yahoogroups.com>,
> > "cherie blate" <cblate@> wrote:
> > I was wondering if there is anyone out there who has a cat with SAM
> > but has not developed hcm?
> > cherie
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