Congenital Heart Defect (Ebstein’s Anomaly) in Cats
There is no cure for Ebstein's anomaly, so medical management is the only practical approach available. Surgical replacement of the tricuspid valve can be successfully performed at some institutions. Your veterinarian can counsel you on the potential benefits of such an operation, and where you can go for medical care. If right heart failure develops sodium intake will need to be reduced. There are some medications for treating this disease, you will need to work closely with your veterinarian to work out a treatment and medication plan that is appropriate for your cat.
Living and Management
Your veterinarian will set up a schedule for monitoring your cat's progress. As part of the ongoing after care, echocardiogram images will need to be taken from time to time to measure your cat's condition and to adjust treatment methods accordingly, and activity will be encouraged for strengthening the heart. Your veterinarian can advise you on what activities will be best for your cat.
The act of making an opening narrower.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
a) A cavity in certain animals b) Term refers to a rear chamber in the heart or a cavity in the brain
Any growth or organ on an animal that is not normal
A record of the activity of the myocardium
Term used to refer to a condition of having a disease or affliction but not displaying symptoms of it.
The superior chamber in an animal's heart.
The very tip or peak of something
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