RE: [FH] Norvasc and/or Theophylline
>> The x-rays showed that his lungs had fluid in them but not aroundthem. 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
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
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 :)
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