Re: [feline-heart] Idiopathic HCM
Both of my cats have idiopathic HCM, and so did a third cat. They are
unrelated; we don't know what caused any of them to get it.
Kassy does have hyperT, but that developed much later.
I don't know how easy it is to control hyperT-induced HCM, but we've had a
great deal of luck controlling Lucky's & Kassy's HCM. Both have had little
or no progression since diagnosis nearly 3 years ago. They're on diltiazem.
They also have controlled hypertension, early CRF, and Lucky is an
Hope Pongo is OK.
From: Melinda Bruno <brunobaby@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2000 8:39 PM
Subject: [feline-heart] Re: Pongo's in "End Stage"
>--- Voula wrote:
>> Hi Melinda,
>> Pebbles has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy caused by hyperthyroidism.
>Both our guys take thyroid meds, but Pongo's HCM is idiopathic -- no
>known cause, probably hereditary.
>Phoebe has a heart murmur, but no HCM. The murmur comes and goes,
>depending on how her T4 is doing.
>Pongo's been getting thyroid meds to bring down an elevated liver
>I've read that HCM caused by hyperthyroidism is easier to keep
>controlled than idiopathic HCM. You control it by controlling the
>Pongo's HCM was diagnosed by ultrasound in July 1999, with a follow-
>up ultrasound in May 2000, which showed the condition to have
>progressed a bit. If he's still around in a couple of months, he'll
>probably have another ultrasound.
>>We do another ultrasound in six weeks, early next year to see what
>> effect the Inderal has had on Pebbles' heart.
>I went to your page with the tribute to Sachie and her picture. She
>looked like Phobebe, except our guys have sort of "wedgie" faces.
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