Category: Cats

Ventricular Premature Complex in Cats

Ventricular premature complexes may be due to numerous etiologies, which includes; cardiac disease, pericardial effusion, metabolic disease and electrolyte disturbances, tickborne disease, fever, pain, anemia,

Atrial Premature Complex in Cats

Atrial premature complexes are often the result of atrial dilation (left or right); however, additional considerations would be mechanical irritation (perihilar lymph node enlargement, atrial/auricular

Atrial Fibrilation in Cats

Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the atrium (top chambers of the heart) are no longer allowing organized electrical activity.   Rather, there is a

Ventricular Spetal Defect (VSD) in Cats

A Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is a congenital cardiac disease, causing communication between the left and right ventricle.   These can occur in numerous locations

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in Cats

A Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital defect where the ductus arteriosus (fetal vascular connection) remains patent after birth.   This allows blood to

Physiologic Murmur in Cats

A physiologic murmur is quite common in cats.   This is usually the result of a dynamic right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (dRVO).   This

Systemic Hypertension in Cats

Systemic Hypertension is a state of high blood pressure within the body.   This means that the heart must work very hard to propel blood