ACVIM consensus statement guidelines for the classification, diagnosis and management of cardiomyopathies in cats
Cardiomyopathies occur commonly in cats. They are a heterogeneous group of myocardial disorders of mostly unknown etiology. While in some cats, they can be well tolerated and are associated with normal life expectancy in others, it can result in congestive heart failure, arterial thromboembolism, or sudden death.
The consensus statement guidelines will help you with a diagnosis and classification based on cardiac structure and function as well as a subdivision of cats with subclinical cardiomyopathy into those at low risk of life‐threatening complications comparing to those at higher risk. Based on the available literature, it will also guide you with the management at each stage.
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