HEALTH:

 Hearts



Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) -- a heart disease where areas of heart muscle enlarge and thicken -- is the most common heart disease in cats.



Our cats' hearts have been tested by Dr. I. Putcuyps in Belgium, who has tested more than 400 cats of all breeds for either HCM, PKD or both.

On ausculation there was no abnormality detected.
Color flow dopler echocardiography demonstrated no signs of ventricular wall hypertropy, atrial enlargement or diastolic disfunction.

Our breeding cats have an overview of their test results at the end of their respective pages.

If you like to see how the heart checkups are done, visit here

For more information about HCM, please visit: Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

For a Dutch translation please refer to this article on the Dutch Maine Coon Club (RMC)


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