Dilated (or congestive) cardiomyopathy (DCM) was not widely recognized in cats until the early 1970’s1. The clinical findings, response to treatment, and the gross and microscopic pathologic findings of this disease have been described2,3,4,5.
- Dilate Cardiomyopathy
- Shorten Fraction
- Diet History
- Taurine Supplementation
- Taurine Concentration
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Pion, P.D., Kittleson, M.D., Skiles, M.L., Rogers, Q.R., Morris, J.G. (1992). Dilated Cardiomyopathy Associated with Taurine Deficiency in the Domestic Cat: Relationship to Diet and Myocardial Taurine Content. In: Lombardini, J.B., Schaffer, S.W., Azuma, J. (eds) Taurine. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 315. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3436-5_8
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