HCM Heart In A 10-Year-Old FS DSH Cat: Our Case of the Month October 2016
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A 10-year-old, FS, DSH cat was presented for assessment of murmur and anesthetic risk prior to dental prophylaxis. An exam 1-month prior revealed a grade III/VI murmur. NT-proBNP was >1500pmol/L. The patient was on no medications at the time of ultrasound. CBC/Chem/UA were all WNL. Radiographs showed cardiomegaly.
The left ventricular wall is moderate to severely asymmetrically hypertrophied. There is a diffusely hyperechoic endocardium consistent with fibrosis and ventricular remodeling. Asymmetric papillary muscle hypertrophy and atrophy. The right ventricle is subjectively normal in size and morphology. There is mild left atrial enlargement present. No right atrial enlargement present. Elevated RVOT velocity consistent with a dynamic obstruction. There is mild to moderate systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve present, with a mildly elevated LVOT velocity. There is moderate eccentric mitral regurgitation present secondary to SAM. No other obvious valvular regurgitation is present. There is no pericardial effusion noted. No pleural effusion appreciated.