Develop your knowledge and understanding of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Cardiac conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of HCM in cats, including:
Cause – unknown. Heritable in Maine Coon, Ragdolls, and probably Persians and Sphynx cats.
Signs – sudden onset in apparently well cat, acute dyspnea, lethargy or signs of thromboembolism.
Diagnosis: biomarkers, ultrasound, radiography, ECG.
Treatment – diuresis, vasodilators, beta-blockers (in certain cases of HOCM and not when decompensated heart failure).
Prognosis – variable.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Felis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.