Author: Emma Murphy BA (Hons), RVN, VTS (IM-Cardiology)

Emma trained in a multidisciplinary referral hospital, where she developed an interest in cardiology. After qualifying, she worked full-time in cardiology, attaining the Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in cardiology in 2021. Emma currently works at Sarah Smith Cardiology Referrals in Derbyshire as the senior cardiology nurse. She is passionate about providing the best possible care to patients and homecare support to their owners.

ABSTRACT Feline heart failure may be caused by several forms of cardiomyopathy. Frequently,
patients present as emergencies with little or no history of cardiac disease prior to the relatively sudden onset of dyspnoea or tachypnoea. These patients require careful nursing care, monitoring and handling to achieve the best possible outcomes. This article reviews the diagnosis and nursing care of a domestic shorthair cat with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy presenting with congestive heart failure.
Keywords cardiomyopathy, feline, nursing, heart disease, cardiology

DOI 10.56496/MKBW5051

To cite this article: Murphy, E. (2023) Nursing care of feline cardiomyopathy: A patient care assessment. VNJ 38(4) pp42-49

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