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conducted to determine the prevalence of cardiomyopathy and heart murmurs in healthy cats, but these studies had limitations attributable to referral bias, the retrospective nature of the analyses, and the inclusion criteria used. Whereas many cats are

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heart murmur. In the 2 weeks prior to this initial evaluation, the cat's heart murmur had been detected by the referring veterinarian during a routine wellness examination for vaccination; however, no abnormal clinical signs had been reported by the

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time are reported as median (range). The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used to assess normality of distribution of heart murmur grades and imaging values. Because none of these variables was normally distributed, values were compared between dogs and cats

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or neutering at a young age), whether the dog had a history of a heart murmur or preexisting heart disease, whether a new heart murmur or change in the intensity of an existing murmur had been detected, rectal temperature, results of a CBC performed

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was continued at a reduced interval (every other day; Figure 1 ). Two months after starting treatment, the Hct had normalized (41%), and the cat was doing well at home. Cardiopulmonary auscultation revealed resolution of the heart murmur. The rear

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, and the presence vs absence of dehydration, ascites, mammary tumors, or heart murmur); hematologic results (eg, PCV and concentrations of blood glucose, BUN, and serum creatinine); dates of hospital admission (intake), OHE, and discharge; and whether

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A 15-year-old sexually intact female ring-tailed lemur ( Lemur catta ) was evaluated at the Blank Park Zoo by the Iowa State University Cardiology Service because of a heart murmur and radiographic cardiomegaly. The lemur was privately owned as a

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A4-month-old American Paint Horse colt was referred to the University of California Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for evaluation of neurologic signs and a heart murmur. There was a history of infection with Streptococcus equi subsp equi

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left apical systolic heart murmur. The severity of mitral valve regurgitation is a major determinant of natural progression of the disease; worsening of the regurgitation leads to several complications such as chamber dilation and left-sided congestive

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refill time was < 2 seconds. Respiratory rate was 50 breaths/min, and no abnormalities were detected during auscultation of the lungs. Heart rate was 188 beats/min, and a grade V/VI holosystolic heart murmur, loudest over the area of the cardiac apex on

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