Re: belle update 3.5 year diagnosis
- yeah i think waiting a year is just too long. it helps ease my mind
and im such a mother hen when it comes to belle i need the
reassurances or to know how things are going.
belle did have SAM that resolved on the atenolol(but came back while
she was taking diltiazem for a few months). this leaking is new. he
said trival on the report and to me too. i was starting to stress. he
said not to worry that it was so minimal to be insignifigant at this
time. i was happy that her thickness hasnt changed in 3.5 years but i
worry as the time passes. she will be 5 on april 28. thanks for the
info though it helps (i was going to say more than anyone knows...but
i think everyone here knows).
>^..^<katy & belle
--- In email@example.com, "dshale1" <Dshale1@...> wrote:
> That is great news. I think that is what we are going to do as
> well--the cardiologist said our cat Pye doesn't need another echo
> a year but I think we will have her re-checked at 6 months.
> Trivial mitral regurgitation means a very small amount of blood is
> leaking through mitral valve. It's not the same thing as SAM,
> SAM can cause it. SAM is systolic anterior motion, meaning the
> valve is pulled forward into the left ventricular chamber causing
> If the report said the mitral regurgitation is trivial, I wouldn't
> worry about it. Pye has mild regurgitation (one step up from
> that was accompanied by SAM, but the atenolol elminated the SAM. The
> valve is a little thickened in her case so there is a little
> regurgitation. Only if it gets worse will I be worried.
- Hi Katy, I`m glad the check up went well, I agree with the others that I would only be worried if it got worse but she seems to be well and stable, Go girl Belle! hugs and purrs Amanda and Silver chan.
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- Great news!
I don't wait a year either. A lot of changes can occur in a year.
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "katy4282003" <katy_van@...> wrote:
> on friday belle went for her 3.5 year recheck. i have her checked
> 6 months instead of every year- i would be a flipping lunatic if idid
> waited a whole 12 months. her wall thickening has not changed so that
> was good. the only change was that there was a "trival" mitral
> regurgitation that wasnt there before- is this the same as SAM? she
> have that when this started but it resolved with the use of atenolol.
> her cardiologist said that it is not impedeing her heart function at
> this time. belle was not pleased to be at the vets until she saw her
> cardiologist- she really likes him but not any of the others.
> katy & belle