Re: [FH] Re: Elevated blood levels in heart kitties
- ProBNP is a test I learned about that predicts heart events in people and is offered by IDEXX in the US for animals.
I am trying to find if it can be helpful after a cat is diagnosed with heart disease. Will see my cardiologist this week, so I will get his opinion.
On Dec 11, 2012, at 6:48 AM, elfinmyst@... wrote:
I don't know any blood markers for HCM or other forms of heart disease___
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- We used ProBNP as an initial indicator to see whether Rascasse (also crf) needed a heart scan. It confirmed there was damage, but we still needed the scan for a full diagnosis.
My vet had not wanted to bother with proBNP, she wanted to go straight for the scan. I insisted on proBNP as we were running other bloods at the time anyway and didn't want the stress of a scan if there was no need.
The scan revealed HCM, not the blood test.
Hope that helps
Sarah & Rascasse x