Maxi and Trixi's echoes
Maxi and Trixi went to the animal hospital today at Liverpool.
Trixi had a slight kidney creatinine increase expected with her meds.
Murmur was grade 4 and blood pressure normal. The walls of her left ventricle
have thickened showing she is progressing but there was no heart failure. She
has obstruction to the blood leaving her heart and abnormal beats on the
ECG. Trixi is still to take all her meds and repeat in 6 months.
Maxi we noticed his breathing increase and he had a scan for that. It
showed he has had a heart attack and some of the heart muscle has died. His
troponin level was increased showing the heart attack. In the wall between his
ventricles he has a large bulge and then a very thin area where the heart
muscle has died. He wasn't in heart failure and he now has added fortekor to
his medications. His heart also had abnormal beats.
Trixi has inherited HCM and Maxi has a congential disorder affecting the
muscle between the two sides of the heart. He was also over 8kg and has to
So good news and bad.
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