“When in doubt, put a needle in it…..carefully". Cardiomegaly in a cat doesn’t mean just heart failure or neoplasia.
Presenting radiographic history: “Wow that's the biggest cat heart I have ever seen.” The diagnosis was just a probe and a needle away. Case managed by Dr. Christine Stockmal at American AH, Randolph, New Jersey . Imaging by Dr. Eric Lindquist of SonoPath.com & New Jersey Mobile Associates.
Sonogram: Jasmine the cardiomegaly cat
History: This 13- year-old DSH FS cat presented for lethargy, anorexia and tachypnea. The patient has a history of diabetes, labored breathing, weakness in the hind limbs, anemia. Hematocrit 25.4, BUN 61, urine specific gravity 1.022, WBC 35000 with monocytosis. The radiographs revealed severe cardiomegaly.