Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in a cat with hepatic lipidosis

Aryung Nam, Hyung Jin Park, Jun Seok Kim, Kun Ho Song, Hwa Young Youn, Kyoung Won Seo

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Abstract

A Turkish angora cat with a one-week history of anorexia and vomiting was diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis. During hospitalization and treatment, the cat suddenly showed respiratory-related clinical signs, including coughing and dyspnea, 13 days after initial diagnosis. Due to the poor response to treatment, the patient was euthanized at the owner’s request. A postmortem histopathologic examination of the cat’s heart showed dilation and wall thinning of the right atrium and ventricle, with fibrofatty infiltration corresponding to an arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). This is a case report of ARVC concurrent with hepatic lipidosis in a cat; both diseases are related to disturbances in lipid metabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Hepatic lipidosis
  • Turkish angora cat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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