This page is dedicated to Pet Owners and contains useful information on common cardiac diseases of the cat

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Feline Heart Disease
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Arterial Thromboembolism (ATE)

ATE is a large blood clot that spontaneously forms in the heart and travels through the aorta until it becomes lodged in an artery...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

Heart Murmur

Heart Murmurs

A heart murmur is an extra heart sound (in addition to the normal “lub-dub” sound) that is produced as a result of turbulent blood flow...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common heart disease in cats...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

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Sleeping Respiratory Rate (SRR)

Sleeping Respiratory rate (SRR) is the number of breaths per minute...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

SAM - Systolic Anterio Motion of the Mitral Valve

Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve (SAM)

SAM is an ab-normal movement of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 09 February 2020

VSD

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

VSD is a congenital defect (present since birth) that occurs due to incomplete formation of the in-terventricular septum...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

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Cough: what, when and why?

Cough is a natural reflex that protects your pet’s lungs...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 07 January 2021