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Heart and Lung Diseases in Cats




  • 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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