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examination, the cat was overweight with a body condition score of 4 of 5. Tachypnea with increased inspiratory effort and inspiratory wheezing was observed, and a grade 1 of 6 heart murmur was auscultated. The remainder of the clinical examination results

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A 13-year-old 13.2-kg (29-lb) spayed female Bearded Collie was evaluated because of a sudden onset of collapsing episodes and lethargy. On physical examination, a grade 5/6 left apical systolic heart murmur and bradycardia with a heart rate of 50

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clinical findings on physical examination were bradycardia and a grade 3 to 4 heart murmur heard loudest over the left apex of the heart. Initial database included a CBC, serum biochemical profile, urinalysis, echocardiography, and static ECG. Results of

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, the foal was quiet but alert and responsive. The foal had a rectal temperature of 39.4°C (102.9°F), heart rate of 60 beats/min, and respiratory rate of 56 breaths/min. No heart murmur was heard, but the heart sounds were muffled. On thoracic

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due to bilateral kidney enlargement and a grade 4/6 systolic heart murmur. Results of a CBC were unremarkable, but serum biochemical analysis revealed azotemia and hyperphosphatemia (SUN, 114 mg/dL [reference range, 7 to 32 mg/dL]; creatinine, 4.3 mg

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begun suddenly 2 nights before with no obvious cause. The dog had had a heart murmur for 2 years for which it had been prescribed enalapril (10 mg, PO, q 24 h). The referring veterinarian obtained 2 radiographic views of the thorax to rule out congestive

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resulting in bone proliferation in the medullary cavity. Streptococcus equi meningoencephalomyelitis in a foal 721 A 4-month-old foal was evaluated because of ataxia, left-sided head tilt, fever, and a heart murmur. Upper respiratory tract infection

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cat when it was 4 weeks old, the primary care veterinarian diagnosed a grade 5 of 6 continuous heart murmur. At that time, the cat did not have any clinical signs associated with the murmur, and the owner declined referral of the cat to a veterinary

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range, 4/9 to 5/9), and panting heavily. The heart rate was 124 beats/min, and a grade 5/6 holosystolic ejection quality heart murmur was heard most audibly at the left heart base; the second heart sound was split. An ECG recorded at admission revealed

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characteristic curves were used to assess the impact of additional variables (ie, heart rate, rectal temperature, and heart murmur intensity) on the sensitivity and specificity of LUS for the diagnosis of CPE. Interobserver agreement was determined by calculation

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