Management of Heart Disease – Part 2: Cats
This second article in the two-part series will review the options available for management of the common acquired cardiac diseases in cats. For dogs, see part 1. Myocardial diseases are the most common cardiac diseases in cats and they have a very variable prognosis. Some cats will live a normal life while others will develop congestive heart failure, arterial thromboembolism or sudden death. Here, we review management options in the pre-clinical phase, as well as acute and chronic management of congestive heart failure and arterial thromboembolism. Examples of echocardiographic and radiographic changes are provided as well as tables and figures covering the mechanism of action for the drugs used.
Key words: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, arterial thromboembolism, treatment, feline, cardiology.
All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:
Jessie Rose Payne BVetMed MVetMed PhD MRCVS DipACVIM (Cardiology) American Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology