886Re: [feline-heart] My Experience w/ Propanolol, Atenolol, & Diltiazem
- Nov 1 5:35 PMHi Joe,
thank you for your message. I think I read somewhere that beta
blockers should be used with caution in CHF (congestive heart failure). I
will look at the site and write again. I think it said that they can worsen
> My feelings are that if your cat has not been in CHF then the betaPebbles has not been in CHF.
> blockers (Propanolol/Atenolol) can keep HCM in check but if your cat
> has had CHF episode, then a calcium channel blocker(Diltiazem) is the
> better choice.
> Diltiazem also has some anti-clotting properties whichThat is interesting. I will look into this and ask the vet.
> is good thing, while the beta blockers can restrict blood vessels
> which is a bad thing if clot is thrown.
> I will have to say that betaFor Pebbles the specialist said he wanted to lower her heart rate and
> blockers (Propanolol and to a lesser extent Atenolol) are much better
> at treating arrhythmia which is a major cause of clot formation.
hopefully that would help the heart.
I am still learning about heart disease in cats. I don't know very
much so I am sorry if I can't explain myself too well.
Love, Voula and Pebbles and Lucy and my Beautiful Angel Sachie.
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