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Re: [feline-heart] Heart murmurs (for Teresa)

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  • Miguel &Linda Irrgang
    How would you be able to feel it with your hand? What would it feel like?
    Message 1 of 3 , May 7, 2000
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      How would you be able to feel it with your hand? What would it feel like?

      Helen wrote:

      > Maybe you missed this, Teresa? - this is what Irina's vet told her.
      >
      > "The rating scheme is based on the loudness of the heart murmur - if barely
      > audible they get a 1, likewise if you can feel the murmur with your hand
      > they get a 6.
      >
      > The rating scheme rates the murmur, which is turbulent blood flow through a
      > leaky heart valve. The grade of murmur does not neccessarily relate to the
      > severity of heart disease. Your cat [Irina's] only has a 3/6 heart murmur,
      > yet has severe heart disease".
      >
      > HTH
      >
      > Helen
      >
      > > can anyone explain to me, or tell me where to get information, on the
      > various types of "heart murmurs" like type IV, III, etc. i
      > > have 3 cats with murmurs and altho the vets dont seem overly concerned
      > about them, i would like to know exactly what they are.
      > > thanks.
      > > Teresa Strano
      > >
      > >
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    • Helen
      I would imagine this is something vets could feel, not laypeople. Though maybe a layperson could learn how to do it. Helen ... barely
      Message 2 of 3 , May 7, 2000
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        I would imagine this is something vets could feel, not laypeople. Though
        maybe a layperson could learn how to do it.

        Helen

        > How would you be able to feel it with your hand? What would it feel like?
        >
        > Helen wrote:
        >
        > > Maybe you missed this, Teresa? - this is what Irina's vet told her.
        > >
        > > "The rating scheme is based on the loudness of the heart murmur - if
        barely
        > > audible they get a 1, likewise if you can feel the murmur with your hand
        > > they get a 6.
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