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Issue number 32.2 Date Published 13/10/2022

Feline cardiac and thoracic issues

Feline cardiac and thoracic issues

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Feline cardiac and thoracic issues


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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

Issue number32.2 Published 30/11/2022

How I approach… Feline chylothorax

Chylothorax is a differential for any cat with pleural effusion; here Elizabeth Rozanski describes her preferred approach to such cases.

By Elizabeth Rozanski

Issue number32.2 Published 08/12/2022

Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia in the cat

Diaphragmatic hernia is a common consequence of traumatic injury in cats and may be fatal if not promptly diagnosed and treated; this article reviews the pathophysiology and treatment of the condition.

By Alistair Freeman and Catrina Pennington

Issue number32.2 Published 14/12/2022

Feline lungworm and heartworm

Lungworm and heartworm are an underestimated but potentially serious threat for many cats, as this article reveals.

By Jakub Gawor