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Re: [FH] Re: question about rate of disease advancement and left atrium enlargem

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  • elfinmyst@aol.com
    Hi Alex is a big cat (8kg) so they think he just has a large heart. However, his atrium enlargement was slightly over the normal range so he was suspected
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      Hi

      Alex is a big cat (8kg) so they think he just has a large heart. However,
      his atrium enlargement was slightly over the normal range so he was
      'suspected early HCM'. His second scan he was a mm or so less than the HCM range.
      It seems it can be where they take the measurement, some areas of the
      atrium can be thicker than others. As for Alex, he was admitted at the time
      because he had gasping and breathing problems (very similar to asthma) and they
      took a throat sample and found a bacterium which needed a special
      antibiotic.

      He's fine now, he's been cautiously classified as large cat with large
      heart for now.:)

      I did have Trixi whose heart readings did decrease but she was diagnosed at
      12 weeks and as she grew, the thickening became less, although she still
      has serious HCM. She had a heart attack which actually destroyed some of the
      hypertrophied tissue and that decreased her atrial readings.

      Lyn.

      _www.myfurkids.co.uk_ (http://www.myfurkids.co.uk/)

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