Re: [FH] HCM - update on Vincent
It may sound bad, but there are a lot of cats on this list in the same
condition. Pepper has been on a diuretic and medications to control her
blood pressure for 1-1/2 years. All four chambers of her heart are enlarged
and have been for several months.
The term "heart failure" is scary to hear, but it really refers to
"congestive heart failure" (aka CHF) which is a sympton of heart disease.
It can be controlled with the medications. It's far scarier than it really
This may not be as bad as you think.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Emma Brown" <emma_e_brown@...>
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 6:52 AM
Subject: [FH] HCM - update on Vincent
> Hello all
> Thanks very much to all of you who responded to my previous message
with support and advice. It really helps at a time like this. I have just
had the results of Vincent's ultrasound, and it's not good news. His heart
has already sustained alot of damage and he has gone into heart failure.
Forgive me if I get some of the technicalities wrong here, but the walls of
the bottom chamber have thickened, the top chamber is enlarged, and he also
has some fluid round his heart. I think they said they are going to give
him a diuretic and something to help his blood pressure ( I will get full
details when I pick him up later).
> Thanks again to everyone,
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