RE: [FH] Hyper-T
My cat doesn't have Hyper thyroidism but my vet did a blood test to rule it
out even with the ultrasound. It is important to rule this out because
hyperthyroidism can be treated which can take care of the heart problems
associated with it.
From: adawson1971@... [mailto:adawson1971@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: [FH] Hyper-T
For those whose cats' heart problems are caused by HyperThyroidism, is
detected (ruled out) by an Ultrasound or only thru blood tests?
It occured to me that I never asked the doctor to check to see if this is
cause of Moth's heart problems and the doctor never mentioned it. So I'm
wondering if this is something that he had ruled out based on the
or does it have to be asked about specifically.
I intend to ask at the next visit, but am curious as to what others have
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- Hi Annette,
The first thing my doctor did after the ultrasound showed the
enlarged heart was to draw blood and check for hyperthyroidism. I
would be very surprised if yours hadn't already tested for it, since
heart disease caused by this can be reversed. It is determined
through a blood test. And yes, it's very important to know if this
is the cause in terms of treatment and prognosis.
Hope Moth is doing well on the meds-
--- In feline-heart@y..., adawson1971@a... wrote:
> For those whose cats' heart problems are caused by HyperThyroidism,
> detected (ruled out) by an Ultrasound or only thru blood tests?