Feline aortic thromboembolism

Falconer, L. and Atwell, R. (2003) Feline aortic thromboembolism. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 33 1: 20-32.

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Author Falconer, L.
Atwell, R.
Title Feline aortic thromboembolism
Journal name Australian Veterinary Practitioner   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0310-138X
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 20
End page 32
Total pages 13
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Small Animal Vet. Assoc.
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
279999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
780105 Biological sciences
0707 Veterinary Sciences
Abstract Aortic thromboembolism is one of the most serious and difficult-to-manage complications. of feline cardiac disease. Most, but not all, cats presenting with signs of aortic thromboembolism are found to have underlying cardiac disease at the time of presentation. In most cases no underlying disease has been diagnosed prior to presentation with paresis/paralysis and profound anxiety. This article will review commonly used treatments for thromboembolism and agents proposed for prophylaxis. Many of the proposed treatments are themselves associated with a high morbidity rate and long term clinical trials are required to make comparative risk-to-benefit ratio assessments of these different options. In cats which do survive the initial treatment, clinicians are still faced with the perplexing problem of long term thrombus prevention, as a majority of cats have been shown to re-embolise despite prophylaxis.
Keyword Cats
Feline
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Thromboembolism
Thrombosis
Veterinary Sciences
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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