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Introduction: To describe the clinical presentation, clinicopathological abnormalities and outcomes of a series of cats diagnosed with infective endocarditis (IE) at two tertiary care referral institutions. Animals: Thirteen client-owned cats presenting to the cardiology or emergency services of...

Author(s)
Palerme, J. S.; Jones, A. E.; Ward, J. L.; Nandhakumar Balakrishnan; Linder, K. E.; Breitschwerdt, E. B.; Keene, B. W.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2016, 18, 3, pp 213-225
Abstract

Endomyocarditis is a commonly detected post-mortem finding in domestic cats presenting for sudden onset cardiovascular death, yet the aetiology remains unresolved. Cats are documented reservoir hosts for Bartonella henselae, the infectious cause of cat scratch disease in man. Various Bartonella...

Author(s)
Donovan, T. A.; Balakrishnan, N.; Barbosa, I. C.; McCoy, T.; Breitschwerdt, E. B.; Fox, P. R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2018, 162, pp 29-42
Abstract

In this article we aim at the presentation of feline bartonellosis, a disease caused by Bartonella henselae. Bartonella is a genus of Gram-negative, coccoid or rod shaped intracellular organisms which are found in or on the erythrocytes and vascular endothelium. Bartonellaceae family belongs to the ...

Author(s)
Adaszek, Ł.; Mazurek, Ł.; Karaś-Tęcza, J.; Łyp, P.; Winiarczyk, S.
Publisher
Krajowa Izba Lekarsko Weterynaryjna, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Życie Weterynaryjne, 2017, 92, 9, pp 672-675
Abstract

A 2.5-year-old female intact British Shorthair was presented for progressive complaints of abdominal distention, increased respiratory effort, lethargy and hyporexia. Based on the clinical presentation and a loud heart murmur, a cardiac cause was suspected. An echocardiogram was performed and the...

Author(s)
Loon, A. C. J. van; Locquet, L. J. N.; Bosseler, L.; Mortier, F.; Paepe, D.; Smets, P. M. Y.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2020, 30, pp 69-76
Abstract

Bartonellosis is a vector-borne zoonotic disease with worldwide distribution that can infect humans and a large number of mammals including small companion animals (cats and dogs). In recent years, an increasing number of studies from around the world have reported Bartonella infections, although...

Author(s)
Álvarez-Fernández, A.; Breitschwerdt, E. B.; Solano-Gallego, L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 624, pp (4 December 2018)
Abstract

A 3-year-old, male neutered, domestic short-haired cat presented for evaluation of respiratory distress. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a left-to-right shunting ventricular septal defect, a left-to-right shunting patent ductus arteriosus, and a vegetative growth on the aortic valve leaflet ...

Author(s)
Brennan, C.; Gunasekaran, T.; Williams, K.; Sanders, R. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2020, 31, pp 30-35
Abstract

To our knowledge, no cases of Bartonella henselae endocarditis leading to subsequent heart transplantation salvage therapy have been published. We present a case of a 29-year-old man with cat-inflicted B henselae endocarditis and concurrent worsening heart failure, who then underwent successful...

Author(s)
Kuan, W.; Dulnuan, K.; Guglin, M. E.; El-Haddad, H.; Kolodziej, A. R.; Leventhal, A.; Rajagopalan, N.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Transplant Infectious Disease, 2019, 21, 6,
Abstract

Objectives: Bartonella infection has been associated with endocarditis in humans, dogs, cats and cattle. In order to evaluate the importance of this pathogen as a possible source of endocarditis in United States military working dogs (MWDs), we performed a retrospective case-control study on 26...

Author(s)
Davis, A. Z.; Jaffe, D. A.; Honadel, T. E.; Lapsley, W. D.; Wilber-Raymond, J. L.; Kasten, R. W.; Chomel, B. B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2020, 27, pp 1-9
Abstract

An 8-month-old neutered male outdoor cat was brought to our surgical center for a sudden onset of diarrhea, pyrexia, and lethargy. Physical examination revealed a loud left parasternal systolic murmur with no thrill. An echocardiogram showed a large hyperechoic vegetation (about 9 mm thick) on the...

Author(s)
Vercelli, A.; Cicero, E. lo; Pazzini, L.
Publisher
Hindawi, London, UK
Citation
Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 2019, pp Article ID 7390530
Abstract

This study reports pathological and molecular features in 41 cases of feline restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). Grossly, there were patchy or diffuse areas of endocardial thickening affecting the left ventricle. The more common patchy endocardial lesions occurred as large trabecular or irregular...

Author(s)
Kimura, Y.; Karakama, S.; Hirakawa, A.; Tsuchiaka, S.; Kobayashi, M.; Machida, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2016, 155, 2/3, pp 190-198

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