Re: [FH] Unclassified Cardiomyopathy
- I guess you need to discuss the dx /your cardiologist / vet-ask for explanation in more detail. my Tim was unclassified but only because his heart was so far damaged at the point we dx- perhaps the dx is not accurate for you? -if Kitties murmur is mild,.I don't think unclassified may be a proper dx ( unless you have had an ultrasound) but then again, I am not a vet.. usually there are levels of caridomyopathy... unfort w/HCM, seems the lasix dance w/ the dx very is common and the norm, lots of kitties live many years w/mild hcm that is controlable. Every kitty is different from my experience w/ 3 cases of hcm in my household. Just love, do the best you can, be aware of your kit and his respiratory status & his breaths as CHF is such a silent phantom, and be as informed that you can so that you can give the best care and advocate for your fur friend as every hcm case can be so very diff from the others. Much love, and positive thoughts, prayers to your and yours.
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From: "Ildiko" <ildikojuhasz@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:23:35 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [FH] Unclassified Cardiomyopathy
Am realizing that Carmen's diagnosis back in August during her first episode of CHF was "Unclassified Cardiomyopathy"..can anyone shed anymore light on what this means? The cardiologist was surprised after her CHF episode that her heart murmur was so mild. I read online that they often use the "unclassified" territory to define heart disease that may be in progression and they are unsure what it will end up being.
Also, any feedback from anyone who had a kitty that suffered multiple episodes of CHF? This is Carmen's second episode since July. Caught very early, before any breathing that was too labored, just noticed a fever and that she wasnt acting right. Shes in the hospital since last night and am hoping and praying a medication adjustment will do the trick, she was doing seemingly so well on 1/2tab lasix and one tab enalapril just once a day..
I am eagerly awaiting your kind input, this board is an amazing resource and my prayers to all of you dealing with your heart kitties
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