Re: [FH] Clarissa to cardiologist?
They might need it as a baseline. Heart medications can affect kidneys and
other items shown by blood work so you need to know the starting point. The
only thing I can think of is thyroid disease. But that usually would be
checked in cats that have heart disease already. Some heart disease is
secondary to hyper-thyroid.
Typically, when they prescribe medicine for the heart, they would have the
blood rechecked 1-2 weeks later.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelley" <moonvine@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 7:58 PM
Subject: [FH] Clarissa to cardiologist?
> I talked to the cardiologist today about my foster kitty with the level
> 1/2 heart murmur. Her opinion is that I should have a full blood panel
> done before having an echo done. Apparently there are some things in
> the bloodwork that can affect the heart? Anyone know more about this?