RE: [FH] New to group
- I'm no expert on heart murmurs, but my understanding is that they can vary
from being "innocent" (& having no affect on longevity) to serious. In
addition, some murmurs go away as suddenly as they appear.
In any case, with appropriate treatment, most cats can live a long
productive life, even with a murmur.
If you have any uncertainty at all after you hear from your vet, I would
take the kitty to a vet cardiologist.
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> From: joanna_e_boone [mailto:joanna_e_boone@...]
> Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 15:59 PM
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> Subject: [FH] New to group
> I just took one of my kitties in for his regular annual exam, and the
> vet heard a new heart murmur. My baby Shadow is only 4 yrs old and I
> am very freaked out about it. The vet did an EKG and X-ray on the day
> he heard the new murmur, and we had an echocardiogram done yesterday
> that I am waiting to hear about. The EKG and X-ray didn't show any
> immediate issues, but still, my vet doesn't have the greatest bedside
> manner as I learn and now I don't know how terrified to be. How bad
> is a heart murmur?
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- Kara, this is going to be a LONG, LONG night for you, I know, especially as you don't know what's going on, and they don't seem to know. I never had to endure a separation at a such a time.Do you have to go to work tomorrow? Hope you can stay home.. with a recovering Bella.. She knows you would not abandon her at the vet's... but it must be a scary night for her!As for the thyroid med, the increase is small, but without knowing the strength of the methimazole (how many mg per ml), it is just very relative. But it is a reasonable amount.It would really give me pause as all this happened at the same time.But also.. she has been under much stress..Sending you and Bella my very, very bestAnne-MarieSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone