General information on Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
Restrictive cardiomyopathy occurs when the heart has difficulty pumping blood due to the loss of the flexibility in the heart muscle. The heart wall is not thicker when this happens. Some causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy might be inflammation of the heart muscles or scar tissue. Ultimately the cause for restrictive cardiomyopathy is still unknown.
Symptoms of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
Some of the symptoms for restrictive cardiomyopathy may be inflammation of the heart muscles, heart murmurs, disturbances in the rhythm of the heart, a distended left atrium, blood clots, and congestive heart failure.
Cats may show no outward signs until a few days before heart failure. Some symptoms may include appetite loss, labored breathing and inactivity.
Treatments for Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
There is unfortunately no treatment for mild cases of restrictive cardiomyopathy. Especially for the cases in which there are no signs. Follow-up visits with your veterinarian are vital due to the fact that there is no treatment. For other cases of restrictive cardiomyopathy, your veterinarian may prescribe a combination of different drugs depending of the combination of symptoms. Aspirin may be given to your cat to reduce the risk of blood clots. Your cat may be required to stay at a hospital should the symptoms be severe enough. Diuretics may be given to the cat as well as tapping all fluid accumulation.
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My kitten is lathargic, anorexic and threw up clear foamy stuff for 4 days. I dont know what to do. i have no money
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