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Practical relevance: Myocardial disease (cardiomyopathy, CM) is the most common cardiac disorder observed in cats. The disease usually leads to the development of congestive heart failure, which is the major cause of cardiac mortality. Arterial thromboembolism is another severe outcome often...

Author(s)
Ferasin, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2009, 11, 1, pp 3-13
Abstract

Two 2-year-old intact female rats (Rattus norvegicus) were presented with severe dyspnea and tachypnea. In rat 1, radiographic evaluation of the thorax revealed severe pleural effusion, and cardiomegaly was suspected, suggesting a severe congestive heart failure. Echocardiography and computed...

Author(s)
Dias, S.; Anselmi, C.; Casanova, M.; Planellas, M.; Martorell, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2017, 26, 3, pp 205-212
Abstract

Taurine is a sulfur-containing beta-amino acid that has numerous physiological functions in mammas. Interest for the molecule and its functions began in the 1980s, after the discovery of a feline taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). During the following decade, a similar pathology was...

Author(s)
Ouellet, M.; Bélanger, M. C.
Publisher
Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec, Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Citation
Médecin Vétérinaire du Québec, 2004, 34, 3, pp 239-242
Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is morphologically defined by hypertrophy of a non-dilated ventricle, is the most common heart disease in the cat. Advances have been made with respect to the understanding of the cause, clinical presentation and distribution of this disease; however, much remains ...

Author(s)
Abbott, J. A.
Publisher
W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice, 2010, 40, 4, pp 685-700
Abstract

A 6-month-old female pet rabbit was presented for routine ovariectomy. The pre-anaesthetic evaluation was unremarkable and no anaesthetic complications occurred during the procedure. However, at the end of the surgery, the rabbit suddenly showed acute bradycardia and cardiac death. Necropsy...

Author(s)
Romanucci, M.; Defourny, S. V. P.; Massimini, M.; Valerii, V.; Arbuatti, A.; Giordano, V.; Bongiovanni, L.; Perrone, C.; Salda, L. della
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2017, 156, 1, pp 33-36
Abstract

Two tiger cubs (Panthera tigris) from the same litter were evaluated for suspected cardiac disease. Two cubs with a dilated cardiomyopathy phenotype were diagnosed with endocardial fibroelastosis based on necropsy and histopathologic examinations. Echocardiography revealed salient anatomic and...

Author(s)
Rodriguez, K. T.; Cushing, A. C.; Bernal, C.; Ramsay, E. C.; Craig, L. E.; Gompf, R. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2018, 20, 1, pp 73-77
Abstract

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the most common form of cardiomyopathy in the dog, most often occurs in certain breeds. The objective of this study was to describe a rapidly progressive form of DCM that has been recently recognized in juvenile Toy Manchester Terrier dogs (TMTs). The clinical history...

Author(s)
Legge, C. H.; López, A.; Hanna, P.; Côté, E.; Hare, E.; Martinson, S. A.
Publisher
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc., Lawrence, USA
Citation
Veterinary Pathology, 2013, 50, 6, pp 1043-1052
Abstract

The incidence of feline dilated cardiomyopathy has declined markedly since the discovery of taurine deficiency as an aetiological factor and subsequent modification of commercial diets. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy now seems to be the commonest primary form and is characterised by unexplained left...

Author(s)
Fuentes, V. L.
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1992, 33, 3, pp 130-137
Abstract

Ten cats had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, characterized by cardiomegaly, diffuse myocardial hypertrophy, small left ventricular cavities, and dilated left atria; the ventricular septum and left ventricular free walls were thick, but asymmetric septal hypertrophy was not present. Aortic...

Author(s)
Vleet, J. F. van; Ferrans, V. J.; Weirich, W. E.
Citation
American Journal of Veterinary Research, 1980, 41, 12, pp 2037-2048

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