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cardiomyopathy in healthy cats, and although many cats undergo echocardiographic evaluation after detection of a heart murmur, the relationship between heart murmurs and cardiomyopathy in healthy cats remains unclear. In a cross-sectional study in which

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murmurs in chinchillas ( Chinchilla lanigera ) Results of a retrospective study of medical records for 260 chinchillas examined at 3 university-based veterinary teaching hospitals suggest that heart murmurs are common in chinchillas and that chinchillas

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%]). Median age at cardiac-related death was 23.4 months, with no significant difference between dogs and cats. However, median survival time was shorter for animals with no or a low-grade heart murmur (3.4 months) than for those with a higher-grade heart

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incidentally detected heart murmurs in dogs and cats Incidentally detected heart murmurs represent murmurs detected unexpectedly during an examination that was not initially focused on the cardiovascular system. Successful management of incidentally detected

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of oral infection did not differ between groups. Dogs with endocarditis were significantly more likely to have undergone a nonoral surgical procedure in the previous 3 months or to have developed a new heart murmur or a change in intensity of an

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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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