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Auscultation is a cheap and easy diagnostic tool available in veterinary practice. Yet it often creates uncertainty, prompting both nurses and veterinary surgeons to seek second opinions amongst colleagues. The purpose of this article is to explore the best techniques for auscultation, and discuss...

Author(s)
Pace, C.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2017, 8, 9, pp 512-515
Abstract

Detection of murmurs and gallops may help to identify cats with heart disease. However, auscultatory findings may be subject to clinically relevant observer variation. The objective of this study was to evaluate an electronic stethoscope (ES) in cats. We hypothesized that the ES would perform at...

Author(s)
Blass, K. A.; Schober, K. E.; Bonagura, J. D.; Scansen, B. A.; Visser, L. C.; Lu, J.; Smith, D. N.; Ward, J. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2013, 15, 10, pp 893-900
Abstract

Objectives: To determine the underlying disease prevalence in acute feline dyspnoea and to examine whether historical and clinical examination findings can differentiate between acute cardiac and non-cardiac dyspnoea in cats in primary practice. Materials and methods: We prospectively enrolled cats ...

Author(s)
Dickson, D.; Little, C. J. L.; Harris, J.; Rishniw, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2018, 59, 2, pp 75-84
Abstract

In this article the author provides a comprehensive overview of heart murmurs in young dogs and cats focusing on cardiac auscultation, diagnosis, and tips in testing heart murmurs in kittens and puppies.

Author(s)
Spalla, I.
Publisher
Veterinary Ireland, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Veterinary Ireland Journal, 2019, 9, 7, pp 376-382
Abstract

This paper reports on a case of cardiomyopathy with formation of left ventricular aneurysm in a 20-year-old castrated male short hair hybrid cat. Prior to treatment the cat showed inappetence and was vomiting. Highlights of the report focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the animal. The cat...

Author(s)
Wada, M.; Kimura, Y.; Machida, N.
Publisher
Japanese Society of Veterinary Cardiology, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Advances in Animal Cardiology, 2018, 51, 2, pp 101-104
Abstract

Heart murmurs are a relatively common finding in small animal medicine, and are additional sounds to the normal 'lub' and 'dub' heard on auscultation. The most common type of murmur recorded is a systolic murmur, and can be an indicator of disease severity in dogs with mitral valve disease....

Author(s)
Pace, C.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2018, 9, 7, pp 378-381
Abstract

Objective: To describe patient characteristics, treatment, and outcome in male cats with urethral obstruction (UO) and fluid overload (FO), and to determine risk factors for the development of FO. Design: Retrospective case-control study from 2002-2012. Animals: Eleven client-owned cats with UO...

Author(s)
Ostroski, C. J.; Drobatz, K. J.; Reineke, E. L.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2017, 27, 5, pp 561-568
Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate population characteristics, clinical signs and simple echocardiographic measurements of a general practice population of cats, in identifying characteristics that reliably distinguish cats with heart disease from others, including those with respiratory disease, using widely ...

Author(s)
Smith, S.; Dukes-McEwan, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2012, 53, 1, pp 27-33
AbstractFull Text

A two-year-old, male, non-castrated cat was referred to the veterinary hospital with a three-month history of paresis of the pelvic limbs. Clinical examination revealed a discreet muffling of cardiac sounds and the presence of a degree III/VI holosystolic murmur. The animal was hospitalized and...

Author(s)
Carvalho, T. P.; Oliveira, A. R.; Duarte, M. S.; Rezende, L. A.; Oliveira, M. S.; Ribeiro, B. N. T.; Reis, A. M. S.; Serakides, R.; Ocarino, N. M.
Publisher
Brazilian Association of Veterinary Pathology, Jaboticabal, Brazil
Citation
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 2019, 12, 2, pp 63-68
Abstract

A 2 months old female Korean domestic shorthair cat weighing 1.2 kg was come to hospital because of respiratory discomfort and lethargy. Heart sounds was more intense and clear on the right side than the left. On radiographic views, loss of the normal diaphragm line, undistinguishable shadow of ...

Author(s)
Park SangHun; Lee JooMyoung
Publisher
Korean Society of Veterinary Clinics, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Clinics, 2018, 35, 5, pp 237-239

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