A research study that lasted 10 years is finally being published. The NYC’s Animal Medical Center announced the publication of this study that reveals how hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects pet cats.

The disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is a heart disease well known in people to cause sudden heart failure and death. The research how the same disease affects cats involved 50 veterinary centers in 21 countries. The study is published in the journal “Journal of Veterinary Medicine” and as the main author is Dr. Philip Fox.

The research study shows that even though the disease was known to veterinarians in the last 50 years, no one knew the epidemiology. The cats suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are at risk of congestive heart failure, arterial blood clots, and cardiac death. Dr. Fox reveals that these complications can occur in one-third of the cats with this condition. He says that all this new information will be beneficial towards making new treatment plans and extend the lives of these cats.

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