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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common feline heart disease and is characterized by increased cardiac mass with a hypertrophied and not dilated left ventricle. The echocardiography is the best noninvasive diagnostic tool for the differentiation of cardiomyopathies and is considered...

Author(s)
Pellegrino, A.; Daniel, A. G. T.; Pessoa, R.; Guerra, J. M.; Lucca, G. G. de; Goissis, M. D.; Freitas, M. F.; Cogliati, B.; Larsson, M. H. M. A.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, 2016, 36, 3, pp 187-196
Abstract

Pimobendan is an inodilator. Inodilators have positive inotropic and arteriovenous vasodilator effects. This therapeutic class includes two main families: phosphodiesterase III inhibitors and calcium stabilizers. Pimobendan is a calcium sensitizer which exercises its inotropic effect without...

Author(s)
Bomassi, E.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Canine - Féline, 2007, No.31, pp 60-63
Abstract

Objective - To determine the effect of PO administration of pimobendan on clinical and echocardiographic variables and survival time in cats with heart failure characterized by ventricular systolic dysfunction. Design - Retrospective cohort study. Animals - 27 client-owned cats (16 male and 11...

Author(s)
Gordon, S. G.; Saunders, A. B.; Roland, R. M.; Winter, R. L.; Drourr, L.; Achen, S. E.; Hariu, C. D.; Fries, R. C.; Boggess, M. M.; Miller, M. W.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2012, 241, 1, pp 89-94
Abstract

Background: Ventricular tachyarrhythmias occur in association with cardiac and extracardiac disorders in many species of animals, but information identifying concurrent disorders in cats with such arrhythmias is scarce. Methods: We investigated coexisting diseases by retrospectively evaluating...

Author(s)
Côté, E.; Jaeger, R.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2008, 22, 6, pp 1444-1446
Abstract

Background: Hypohydration causes transient echocardiographic changes in pigs, dogs, humans, and cats. These changes mask the diagnosis of some cardiac diseases (valvular regurgitation, dilated cardiomyopathy) and promote the diagnosis of others (hypertropic cardiomyopathy and infiltrative disease), ...

Author(s)
Underwood, C.; Norton, J. L.; Nolen-Walston, R. D.; Dallap-Schaer, B. L.; Boston, R.; Slack, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2011, 25, 3, pp 563-569
Abstract

The taurine is a sulphur amino acid that in most of the mammals produced in enough amounts in the liver, from metionine and cysteine, using the enzyme cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase. However, for felines are considered an essential amino acid, needing to be ingested as a supplement of the...

Author(s)
Luppi, M. M.; Teixeira-da-Costa, M. E. L.; Malta, M. de C. C.; Motta, R. O. C.
Publisher
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Escola de Veterinária, Goiânia, Brazil
Citation
Ciência Animal Brasileira, 2008, 9, 4, pp 1004-1009

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