Update on Feline Cardiomyopathy (1974)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Cardiology
Saturday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||303



Ryan Baumwart DVM
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Baumwart is veterinary cardiologist originally from Clinton, Oklahoma. He attended Northeastern Oklahoma State University for his undergraduate degree in biology. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. Following his graduation, he completed a one-year internship and residency at the Ohio State University. Following his residency he worked for a specialty hospital in Boise Idaho and Charleston South Carolina. Dr. Baumwart has authored several publications on cardiovascular disease in dogs and cats. Dr. Baumwart enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife and all their animals. He enjoys the outdoors hiking, camping, horseback riding, snowboarding, and fly fishing.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Cardiomyopathies are the most common form of cardiac disease seen in felines. While hypertrophic cardiomyopathy remains the most common form of feline cardiomyopathy differentiation of the various forms can change treatments and prognosis. This lecture will focus on diagnostic testing commonly used in clinical practice to appropriately classify the form of cardiomyopathy as well as discuss limitations with our current ante mortem testing. Discussion of common clinical testing will include radiography, echocardiography, electrocardiography in addition to newer genetic testing and biomarkers. In addition to diagnosis the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment options will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe various cardiomyopathies seen in felines

2. Discuss diagnostic testings

3. Discuss clinical presentation and treatments

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