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This is very important research and we feel it is the best use of the funds in our treasury. Meurs did to identify the first HCM gene so this is a fitting donation towards identifying the second gene. After years of scratching for research dollars and laboriously sequencing genes, she finally discovered the genes that were linked to sarcomeric proteins in the heart and was recently able to publish the findings.
So, yes, this discovery is potentially important for saving lives. According to several studies, it is also the number one cause of spontaneous death in all indoor adult cats.
Except, in cats, sudden death due to HCM is surprisingly common, and often the first — and only - symptom. In people HCM is generally diagnosed. In cats, when diagnosed, one symptom may be a clot, causing debilitating stroke-like symptoms, which can be treated.
The problem is that these stroke-like events continue and typically worsen. Susan Little, executive director of the Winn Feline Foundation, a not for profit organization that helped to fund the ground-breaking research.
Sometimes vets can diagnose HCM hearing a murmur or an exceedingly rapid heartbeat though neither is always necessarily indicative of HCM.
Cardiac vets can identify HCM using an ultra-sound. A male cat, for example, can sire several litters before he reaches, say 5 years, and then is unexpectedly diagnosed with HCM — even if there is no immediate family history.
Kittleson says the hopes now that the mystery is unraveled — at least for Maine Coons — the hope is HCM carriers can be identified as kittens. Several years of research focused on sarcomeric proteins associated with the thickening of the heart that occurs in HCM in people.
Meurs then traced the gene responsible for this abnormality. Kittleson is now researching the potential efficacy of two medications that would successfully treat HCM. The Morris Animal Foundation is another funder of animal health studies, and executive director Dr. My hope is that one day we can do something about it.
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