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RE: [FH] Norvasc and/or Theophylline

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  • Steph
    ... them. So no tap needed - but he did decide to give him a Lasix injection to start getting the fluid in the lungs moving. BP was good at 130 (thought BP was
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      >> The x-rays showed that his lungs had fluid in them but not around
      them. So
      no tap needed - but he did decide to give him a Lasix injection to start
      getting the fluid in the lungs moving. BP was good at 130 (thought BP
      was
      always xx over xx ? - maybe not with doppler or cats). And he did a mini
      heart echo (caused the wetness. done free of charge - bless our vet) to
      see
      if there was fluid around the heart - and there wasn't.

      A doppler of 130 is a systolic pressure. Some people who are really
      good can hear the subtle change between systolic and diastolic pressure
      in a cat, but usually not with doppler, and the vets care more about the
      systolic. Vets sometimes use machines like dinamaps to measure a cat's
      pressure, but they tend to not be as accurate, especially in hypotensive
      or small animals. Doppler is almost always preferred when available..
      Glad there was no fluid around your kitty's heart :)

      Steph




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