Welcome to Sphynxlair! Connect with Sphynx owners & enthusiasts around the world!

Arya has a heart murmur.

Msluckylu

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Nov 27, 2019
Messages
334
Points
113
I called last week to schedule Arya’s first heart scan, when I called they told me that the Veterinarian always wanted to listen with a stethoscope first. I scheduled her an appointment for today. Because of the pandemic I was not allowed in the clinic with her. The doctor called me herself, which is rare, usually the technician just goes over everything after, she then proceeded to tell me that she heard a murmur. Her plan is to call in a specialist in echocardiograms to scan Arya on Wednesday. Depending on the results will determine the next steps.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Sheldon13

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Sep 2, 2014
Messages
6,867
Points
613
Yes often murmurs are innocent and they certainly don’t equal a definite impending HCM diagnosis. Take a deep breath and wait to see what you are working with.


Love and Sphynx ~ It’s all you need
 

Msluckylu

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Nov 27, 2019
Messages
334
Points
113
Don’t panic @Msluckylu a murmur can simply be a murmur. Kudos to you for scanning and getting a baseline. Our first Sphynx had a second degree murmur as a kitten and lived to the age of 13. Here is more info on murmur grades ...please keep us updated...stay positive. Grades of a murmur and what they mean


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Thank you for the information.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Msluckylu

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Nov 27, 2019
Messages
334
Points
113
Yes often murmurs are innocent and they certainly don’t equal a definite impending HCM diagnosis. Take a deep breath and wait to see what you are working with.


Love and Sphynx ~ It’s all you need
Thank you, I’m trying to stay positive.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Condo commando

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Apr 7, 2014
Messages
2,833
Points
318
I have one with a low grade murmur, age 7. He had an xray taken and it showed a slightly enlarged chamber of the heart (can't remember which one). Because of that, next he had the proBNP test done. Lo and behold it was normal.

You shouldn't get ahead of where things are. One step at a time. It's only a murmur for now.

Sending pawsitive thoughts your way.
 

Msluckylu

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Nov 27, 2019
Messages
334
Points
113
I have one with a low grade murmur, age 7. He had an xray taken and it showed a slightly enlarged chamber of the heart (can't remember which one). Because of that, next he had the proBNP test done. Lo and behold it was normal.

You shouldn't get ahead of where things are. One step at a time. It's only a murmur for now.

Sending pawsitive thoughts your way.
Thank you.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Msluckylu

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Nov 27, 2019
Messages
334
Points
113
My Raphael has a murmur as well. It floats between a 1 and 2. My vet doesn’t seem concerned, she just checks it every time we go in.
Thank you for the information, I think I will feel less worried when I find out what grade her murmur is.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Condo commando

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Apr 7, 2014
Messages
2,833
Points
318
Thank you for the information, I think I will feel less worried when I find out what grade her murmur is.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Not to rain on the parade but the grade is a subjective rating. One vet might hear it and say it's a 2 and another one could say it's a 3. On the other hand, the scan will be objective.
 

Yoda mom

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 23, 2012
Messages
18,724
Points
653
@Msluckylu ,awhhh glad she is home with mum... extra cuddles n head smooches. following for updates. hugs n head smooches . any birthday goodies left over to snack on
 
Top