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History A 16-year-old 3.8-kg (8.4-lb) castrated male domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for recent-onset labored breathing, hyporexia, and progressive weight loss. A heart murmur was documented 10 years earlier. The cat had not undergone any

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Examination Findings and Laboratory Results On physical examination, a grade 1/6 left-sided systolic heart murmur was identified, and the patient’s allergic dermatitis appeared well managed. Its body condition score was 7/9. No other abnormalities were noted

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presentation, the dog also began pacing more, developed a tendency to become stuck in corners, and began defecating inappropriately in the house. At the evaluation, notable general physical examination findings included a grade 4/6 left systolic heart murmur

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) horse that was evaluated because of lethargy, weakness, and a heart murmur. Notice the sinus origin P waves (asterisks) with an atrioventricular (AV) conduction range of 1:1 to 3:1. Progressively decreasing PR interval duration is observed during times

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A 9-month-old 23.6-kg (51.9-lb) sexually intact female Golden Retriever was evaluated because of a heart murmur and tachycardia. On physical examination, a grade 5/6 right apical, coarse, band-shaped, pansystolic murmur was ausculted. The heart

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irregular heart rhythm, and the heart rate was 225 beats/min. Femoral pulses were considered normal and synchronous with the heartbeat, and a normal left-sided precordium was palpated. A left parasternal, grade 2 to 3/6, systolic, ejection-type heart murmur

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following the auscultation of a heart murmur by the referring veterinarian. Thoracic radiography reportedly revealed cardiomegaly. There was no evidence of pulmonary edema, and the dog had no clinical signs of heart disease. During an examination performed

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in the elite and nonelite groups) had heart murmurs consistent with aortic valvular regurgitation (grade 3 of 6 decrescendo, diastolic murmurs best heard on the left side of the thorax over the base of the heart). On the 60-minute ECG recording, 1

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Introduction A 5-year-old 9.54-kg neutered male Shih Tzu was presented for a preanesthetic evaluation. On physical examination, there was no evidence of a heart murmur; however, an arrhythmia was auscultated, and the heart rate was only 54

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A 5-month-old 1.98-kg (4.36-lb) sexually intact male domestic shorthair cat underwent preanesthetic 6-lead ECG prior to surgical neutering ( Figure 1 ). During a physical examination, a 2/6 left parasternal systolic heart murmur was ausculted, but

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