Research program

Description: 
ANTAGENE is involved into discovering the causes of hereditary diseases and developp new DNA screening tests
Tests: 

HCM - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Title:
HCM - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Status:
Active
Description: 
Progressive thickening of the cardiac muscle, notably a left ventricular hypertrophy, thereby obstructing the outflow of blood. Cardiac function is impaired.
Symptomes: 
Cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac murmur, breathing difficulty, exercise intolerance, fatigability, vomiting, cough, anorexia. The disease can lead to a fatal outcome for the cat, sometimes sudden death can occur without symptoms.
Age d'aparition: 
-
Examen: 
Echocardiography
Avancement: 
Undergoing sampling
Collaboration: 
-
Contact: 
mageane@antagene.com
Remarques: 
Antagene already offers a DNA test for cardiomyopathy in Maine Coon and Ragdoll.
Spécialité: 
Cardiology
Prélèvements pour participer à la recherche: 
Blood sample in EDTA tube (1-3 mL) or, failing that, a cheek swab (with 2 cytobrushes). In case of death, whatever the reason : • Sample and put promptly the whole heart in formalin for histological analysis, and a piece of tissue in alcohol (e.g. tong
Documents à joindre aux prélèvements: 
Clinical certificate, Sampling certificate, Copy of pedigree
Accroche: 
Thickening of the heart muscle
Race liée: 
British Shorthair