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Heart and Lung Diseases in Cats

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Treatment

 

Endomyocarditis

  • No one standard therapy to date
  • Small percentage of cats have survived on long-term therapy
  • Supportive care with oxygen and ventilation

 

Endocardial Fibroelastosis and EMBs

  • Oxygen therapy via cage delivery is least stressful
  • Lung membrane tap if necessary

 

Living and Management

 

Expected Course and Prognosis:

  • Endomyocarditis — Poor, although some animals survive; endomyocarditis may progress to left ventricular endocardial fibrosis
  • Endocardial fibroelastosis and EMBs — medical treatment may prolong life, but recovery is unlikely.

 

 

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