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Issue number 32.2 Date Published 13/10/2022

Feline cardiac and thoracic issues

Feline cardiac and thoracic issues

Feline cardiac and thoracic issues

Articles section

Issue number32.2 Published 13/10/2022

Pre-clinical feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is prevalent in the pet cat population, but affected animals may not be easy to identify; this paper offers a comprehensive overview of the condition for the first-opinion veterinarian.

By Catheryn Partington and Joanna Dukes-McEwan

Issue number32.2 Published 20/10/2022

Cardiac biomarkers in the cat

Recent advances have identified biomarkers that can aid in the diagnosis of feline heart disease; this paper discusses the uses – and limitations – of these tests.

By Clémence Peyron and Fanny Bernardin

Issue number32.2 Published 26/10/2022

Syncope in the cat

How do you deal with a cat with fainting episodes? Luca Ferasin offers a step-by-step guide for the clinician.

By Luca Ferasin

Issue number32.2 Published 03/11/2022

Management of the cat with heart failure

Cats with cardiomyopathies other than hypertrophic cardiomyopathy often first present with severe or even life-threatening clinical signs; this article focuses on the diagnosis of the underlying cardiac condition and the options for treatment.

By Joanna Dukes-McEwan and Catheryn Partington

Issue number32.2 Published 09/11/2022

Feline systemic hypertension

Hypertension in the cat is now recognized as a significant contributor to ill health; Alice Rădulescu offers an overview of its underlying causes and the aids to diagnosis.

By Alice M. Rădulescu

Issue number32.2 Published 16/11/2022

Feline mediastinal lymphoma

Lymphoma is one of the most common neoplasms of cats, and the mediastinal form can be a major differential for a cat that presents with respiratory signs, as James Elliott describes.

By James Elliott

Issue number32.2 Published 23/11/2022

Feline allergic asthma

Asthma is a common disease in cats, but it can mimic many other pathologies, and the diagnosis and treatment of the condition can be challenging, as this paper explains.

By Carol Reinero