Use of echocardiography for the diagnosis of heartworm disease in cats: 43 cases (1985-1997).

  title={Use of echocardiography for the diagnosis of heartworm disease in cats: 43 cases (1985-1997).},
  author={Teresa C DeFrancesco and Clarke E Atkins and M. W. Miller and Kathryn M. Meurs and Bruce W Keene},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={218 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of echocardiography in the diagnosis of heartworm disease in cats and to compare this modality with other tests. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 43 cats with heartworm infection that had echocardiographic examinations at 2 veterinary teaching hospitals between 1985 and 1997. Twenty-two of these 43 cats also underwent radiography of the thorax and heartworm antibody and heartworm antigen testing. PROCEDURE Cats were determined to be infected with… 

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