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Heart Attack in Cats




The course of treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the heart attack and the complications associated with the myocardial infarction. Initial treatment also involves using medication(s) to dissolve the thrombus and restore blood flow to the heart muscles.


In severe cases, especially those with irregular heart rhythms, cats will hospitalized until they are stabilized. 


Living and Management


The prognosis largely depends on extent and duration of problem. In addition to regular monitoring of heart and laboratory testing during treatment, your veterinarian will recommend restricting the cat's activity during and after treatment.



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