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Feline Pericardial Disease

  • Most cases of pericardial effusion in the cat occur secondary to heart failure and likely contribute minimally to the hemodynamic incompetence.
  • Pericardial disease is not commonly diagnosed antemortem
  • Of clinically significant pericardial disease in the cat, neoplastic and infectious causes are reportedly most important.
  • We have seen a number of cats demonstrate pericardial effusion secondary to HCM