Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Basepaws and Catstradamus Cat: Together in the Fight Against HCM

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common feline heart disease – up to 15% of all cats may suffer from it (Payne et al, 2015). We have recently lost an office cat to this cruel disease, so we have been extra-focused on adding this marker to our health report. One of the first Basepaws cats that we tested was an internet celebrity of HUGE proportion, the fluffy Samson, aka Catstradamus.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Genetic Heart Disease

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common feline heart disease, and up to 15% of all cats may suffer from it (Payne et al, 2015). This genetic disease affects your cat's myocardium and causes thickening of the left ventricle of the heart (left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction).