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ECG of the Month

Viktor Szatmári DVM, PhD1
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  • 1 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, 3584 CM, Utrecht, Netherlands.

A 7-year-old 4.7-kg (10.3-lb) neutered male Russian Blue cat was examined by the referring veterinarian because of lethargy and inappetence of 2 days' duration. Cardiac auscultation revealed the only abnormality identified during physical examination, which was an irregular cardiac rhythm with a frequency of approximately 300 beats/min and interrupted with periods of distinctly lower (albeit undocumented) frequency. The cat had no history of cardiac abnormalities. The cat was immediately referred to the emergency service of a veterinary teaching hospital.

At the referral evaluation, the cat was bright, alert, and responsive and had a body condition score of 5/9. No signs

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Szatmári (v.szatmari@uu.nl).