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Re: abbreviation explanations needed

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  • brinkett
    HCM = Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy RCM = Restrictive Cardiomyopathy DCM = Dilated Cardiomyopathy They re all different types of heart disease, and it s
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 8, 2006
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      HCM = Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
      RCM = Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
      DCM = Dilated Cardiomyopathy

      They're all different types of heart disease, and it's important to
      know which type a cat has in order to prescribe the best treatment
      regimen.

      There's a group FAQ that might help. It's at:

      http://ca.geocities.com/scrubbrush@.../feline-
      heart/FelineHeartFAQ.html

      Sarah.

      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, sschonew@... wrote:
      >
      > Hi all, I'm new to the list and am trying to figure out all the
      > abbreviations. Could you do me a favor and spell out the diseases
      you're
      > mentioning once in your email? I'm having a hard time figuring
      out what
      > everyones' children are suffering from. :)
      >
      > My cat, Harvey, had dialated cardiomyopathy a couple of years
      ago... the
      > kind caused by a lack of taurine. I bought taurine supplements
      from the
      > health food store and sprinkle it on his food periodically. It was
      > amazing how fast his heart recovered. He was on a beta-blocker
      for a
      > while but doesn't seem to need it now.
      >
      > susan
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