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Dilated Cardiomyopathy Associated with Taurine Deficiency in the Domestic Cat: Relationship to Diet and Myocardial Taurine Content

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 315)


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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physiological Sciences School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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