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HCM and Copycats: Differential diagnoses of left ventricular thickening in cats

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Vol 7 - Issue 3
Written by Jose Novo Matos PhD DVM DECVIM (Cardiology) MRCVS Principal Clinical Cardiologist
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HCM and Copycats: Differential diagnoses of left ventricular thickening in cats

HCM and Copycats: Differential diagnoses of left ventricular thickening in cats

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is characterised by left ventricular thickening in the absence of abnormal loading conditions. Although, ‘true’ HCM (familial/genetic) is a diagnosis of exclusion, there are several conditions that may cause increased left ventricular thickness which mimics HCM. These are sometimes called HCM phenocopies (HCM mimickers).

Besides HCM, an increased left ventricular wall thickness has been described in cats with abnormal loading conditions (hypertension, aortic stenosis); endocrine disorders (hyperthyroidism, acromegaly); dehydration (pseudohypertrophy), transient myocardial thickening and infiltrative disease (e.g. cardiac lymphoma).

It is paramount for any clinician to recognise the most common causes of HCMphenotype, as these may have different therapies and prognosis and thus influence
both the clinician and owners’ decisions.

This review article describes the HCM phenocopies that have been described in cats thus far.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:

Jose Novo Matos PhD DVM DECVIM (Cardiology) MRCVS Principal Clinical Cardiologist

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