This little sweetie is the sister of Joy. She has a heart murmur because there is a little defect in her ventricular septum. She has the potential of living a full life. Will YOU give her a chance., a chance to feel love…..a chance to feel a warm bed and sleep on a pillow and watch TV and wait for you to come home every day. She loves all other animals and is an incredible tiny girl. Please consider her!!!
This is from the cardiologist: This examination demonstrates a restrictive left-to-right shunting paramembranous VSD with minimal left sided volume overload. Given the restrictive nature of the VSD (the small size of the defect limits the LV pressure from being transmitted to the RV, thus minimizing the amount of blood shunting), it is unlikely, though still possible, that enough shunting will occur that it could eventually lead to left sided volume overload and congestive heart failure, with most cats with restrictive VSDs never developing clinical signs secondary to their cardiac disease. While no therapy is likely necessary at this time, consideration can be given to starting an ACE-inhibitor, as this may slightly decrease systemic vascular resistance and the amount of blood shunting through the VSD. A cardiac recheck is recommended in 6 months to monitor for disease progression.