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  • I don't recall vomiting being a symptom of a heart problem. I guess it could be, but it might not be related. You won't really know what's happening until you get the echocardiogram that the cardiologist will do. Heart murmurs don't necessarily mean heart disease. And if your cat does have cardiomyopathy, treatment can slow down the disease. Our 13 year old cat was diagnosed with a...
    dshale1 Oct 16, 2010
  • ...Cats&id=2276088 > > Regards > Jo > > > > > > > -------Original Message------- > > From: Barbie > Date: 15/10/2010 9:04:03 AM > To: Dshale1@^$2..; feline-heart@^$3 > Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Thank you & question... > > In reference to loss of potassium I actually talked...
    dshale1 Oct 14, 2010
  • Well, according to the Mayo Clinic and numerous other reputable sites I read, heparin doesn't dissolve clots that have already formed. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/DR601931 You are right that heparin and warfarin can cause excessive bleeding; my aunt was given heparin after she had a stroke, which caused more bleeding in the brain. The hospital admitted they...
    dshale1 Oct 14, 2010
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  • Hi, Donna. I know what you mean--even though every moment of the 36 hours after Pye's saddle thrombosis occurred seem emblazoned in perfect detail in my memory because I have relived it a million times, I probably mis-heard and mis-remember things because I was so terrified. I did not use nattokinase but my understanding is that it actually does help break up clots. I am not...
    dshale1 Oct 14, 2010
  • Hi, Donna. I did a little more reading about heparin and most sources say that while it helps prevent blood clots from forming and keeps existing clots from getting larger, it doesn't actually dissolve a clot that's already present. However, it does prevent the clot from getting worse while the body naturally breaks it down and dissolves it. As Judi said and I mentioned in my post...
    dshale1 Oct 14, 2010
  • Hi, Donna, again, I am so sorry about your beloved Nubis. I wanted to answer your question about heparin. When my dear Pye threw a clot, we immediately took her to the nearest emergency vet, which was only 15 minutes away. The shock of the thrombosis threw her into heart failure and she would not have survived the trip to her cardiologist, which was about 45 minutes. The ER said...
    dshale1 Oct 13, 2010
  • Hi, I'm asking this question here because I know many of you have gone through the same thing I have and have lost a dear kitty to heart disease. I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to keep a clipping of your beloved cat's fur? When we lost Pye they gave us a couple of clippings and for the past three months the fur is just in the envelopes they put them in but...
    dshale1 May 3, 2010
  • Carol, I know how you feel--it's been 12 weeks since we lost Pye and it hurts just as much now as that same evening. You make a good point that heartworm should be considered when cat a cat has respiratory or heart problems. Our cats have all been on heartworm preventative since they were young; however, I believe that the echocardiograms and x-rays that heart kitties have so...
    dshale1 Apr 30, 2010
  • Michelle, I will stay on the list at least for a while. I wouldn't say I know all that much about saddle thrombosis, though. We did everything we knew of to prevent it, but it still happened, and when it did we did everything we could to save her, but she still died, even though she made it through the first 24 hours and only about 50 percent of cats do, or so we were told. The...
    dshale1 Feb 16, 2010
  • Unfortunately with some cats with heart disease, the first sign is either sudden death or when they go into heart failure or suffer a thrombosis. You're right, with HCM there isn't always a heart murmur. Many cats, however, are diagnosed when the vet detects a new heart murmur. I have found, however, that some vets don't think a mild heart murmur is that important and might not...
    dshale1 Feb 16, 2010