Heart Disease of the Sinus Node in Cats
Only cats showing clinical signs need treatment, and only cats requiring electrophysiologic testing of the heart, or implantation of an artificial pacemaker will need to be hospitalized. Attempts to manage an abnormally fast or abnormally slow heart rate, without prior pacemaker implantation, carries a significant risk of worsening the extremes of the abnormal heart rate syndrome.
Living and Management
You will need to keep your cat's physical activity to a minimum while it is healing from this condition. Encourage rest in a quiet, non-stressful environment as much as possible, away from other pets or active children. Cage rest may be recommended for the interim. Although therapy for SSS may appear to work at the beginning of treatment, medical therapy commonly does not have long term benefits. The only solution in these instances is surgical correction.
A cavity within a bone; may also indicate a flow or channel
Pertaining to the chest
Anything that has been recognized as to be not what would be accepted as normal.
A lump of tissue inside the right atrium; it helps to regulate the beat of the heart
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Pertaining to the lungs
A record of the activity of the myocardium
An attachment of the zygote inside the uterus
A wave that is transmitted through nerves and nervous tissue
A particularly slow beating heart.
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