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  • Melody Woods
    ... From: To: Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 10:24 AM Subject: Re: [FH] Question for a friend ... was ...
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      From: <VHess2000@...>
      To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 10:24 AM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Question for a friend


      > Fluid build-up can be difficult to assess in animals and humans. My
      > housemate, who suffers from congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy,
      was
      > in a study to evaluate this issue, which required that she weigh herself
      > regularly and call the results into a computer. Some fluctuations are
      > normal, especially in women, and are related to holiday and vacation
      eating,
      > etc., but others are related to changes in heart functioning, and a
      > high-sodium diet. In my experience, feline fluid build-up can be resolved
      > pretty quickly with injectible lasix or a chest tap, but you might have to
      > regularly adjust the dosage and type of diuretics given to avoid reaching
      a
      > crisis stage. Hot, humid weather, also plays a role.
      >
      > Victoria
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