Beth is right, there is a great Yahoo group for cats with heart murmurs.
The url is
You really do need to have an echo done by a feline cardiologist.  They can
usually be found at the ag college in your state.
Now, as far as the heart meds interacting with the leukemia meds, I don't
know - you might have to have both vets talk.

Anyway, that group was immensely helpful to me when my MIssy was diagnosed
with a heart murmur.

Good luck,

Kelley and Missy

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Beth <> wrote:

> Heart murmurs can get worse with time. They might not require meds at
> first but may later. Usually they have you go for an echocardiogram. My cat
> was on 5 pills per day. I believe there is a Yahoo group for cats with this
> condition. They may be more helpful than this list.
> Beth
> czadna sacarawicz <> wrote:
> >
> >There is always so much going on with us and our beloveds plus comings &
> leavings.
> >
> >I hesitate to interrupt but this is important to me  - - to us.
> >
> >Pookashay was diagnosed with heart murmur in May 2010.  Nothing was said
> re:  need for med.  Different vet listened to in spring 2011.  Nothing was
> said re:  murmur.  Now same vet hears and wants to put on meds; wants
> work-up.  In what circumstances would you put on meds?
> >
> >Meaow is cat abandoned at TS which had abscess under jaw in October.  had
> treated; then neutered about 2 weeks later.  now has intermittent fresh
> blood in stool.  stools are small & dark.  no problems before.  vet found
> no coccidia or worms in stool sample.  again vet wants to put on meds.
> feed canned food.  he wants to own me but keep caged in bedroom because
> SPCA accepted him for their waiting list.  fe leukemia cats are in main
> part of small apartment.   comments?  he is negative; has been vaccinated.
>  a fighter & biter who is also very sweet.
> >
> >finally, Yahmuna is FIV cat which came to my door very, very sick last
> Thanksgiving.   SPCA accepted her in July for adoption center placement.
>  went to see her yesterday.  very, very congested.  on antibiotics.  she is
> their cat now.  HOW CAN I HELP HER?
> >
> >thank you.
> >
> >czadna, Mama & Scrumptious & Luscious and Pookashay & Shallie Marie &
> Harold & James (and Meaow and Piedy Sven and Hope & Rasha Boo and Lila Bea
> - all on SPCA waiting list)
> >
> >
> >
> >
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