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Table 1 Characteristic pre-examination (before treatment) data for cats with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

From: Assessment of myocardial function in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cats with and without response to medical treatment by carvedilol

  Responder Non-responder
 Number of cats (male) 10 (5) 11 (9)
 Age, months 15.6 (9.6, 22.8) 28.8 (21.6, 52.8)*
 Body weight, kg 3.9 (3.4, 4.1) 3.7 (3.0, 4.1)
 Heart rate, bpm 216 (186, 222) 196 (184, 232)
 Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 126 (111, 143) 125 (113, 134)
 Peak velocity of LVOT, m/s 3.7 (3.6, 3.8) 4.6 (4.3, 5.1)*
 Carvedilol dose, mg/kg/day 0.2 (0.2, 0.6) 0.6 (0.56, 0.6)*
 Medical treatment period, days 107 (78, 273) 161 (77, 256)
  1. Data are expressed as medians (25, 75% interquartile ranges).
  2. LVOT: left ventricular outflow tract.
  3. * Within a row, values differed significantly (p < 0.05) from Responder