Re: [feline-heart] new member
Welcome! A couple of questions:
1) What symptoms is he showing that indicates restrictive cardiomyopathy?
2) Did you get a free T4 test? This is often used to diagnose
hyperthyroidism when the T4 is normal in an older cat.
Both of my 16-year-old cats (unrelated) have been on diltiazem for nearly 3
years. It--or nature--has arrested the progression of their heart disease.
Most of their measurements, including that important left atrium that
increases clot risk, are back to normal. Your cat may not be showing any
symptoms because of the success of diltiazem.
Laura, Lucky & Kassy
From: Kimberly Meyer <ck_99@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, November 03, 2000 10:31 PM
Subject: [feline-heart] new member
>I just signed up for this and don't know exactly how
>it works, but I'm going to try for kitty's sake.
>My cat was diagnosed about 8 months ago with
>cardimyopathy. After doing research I believe it is
>the restrictive type because we have done two thyroid
>tests and the have both come back normal. The thing
>is, is that the symptoms say that he should be really
>sick by now. He has been on the Diltiazim for a good
>part, not all of the 8 months. If anyone can tell my
>anything about what they know or experienced, it would
>be much appreciated. Thank you.
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- Hi Maria,
Yes, my Sheba recently needed emergency eye surgery. At the time of my last visit with the cardiologist, Sheba was battling corneal ulcers (6 months prior) and therefore, he provided me written instructions for an anesthesia protocol if they event she needed surgery.
WHICH SHE DID!!
Sheba was just released from the eye specialist and she confirmed she DID follow the cardiologists instructions as written. Sheba suffered NO issues with heart rate or blood presssure while under anesthesia
Historically, Sheba has had difficulty recovering from dentals or previous anesthesia required procedures. So, I firmly believe that the protocol he wrote for her helped her TREMEDMOUSLY during and post surgically.
She is gaining weight back (lost weight from the dreaded cone) and her eyes are healing nicely and clearing more and more. Soon I hope to see her beautiful blue himalayan eyes again soon.
BTW, her next cardiologist appt is in a week, and I will be pleased to tell him of her surgical success. Thus far her HCM continues to be asymptomatic. Let's hope this cardio visit also shows no heart meds needed yet.
Please let us know how your kitty does.
Jordan and Sheba
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