The Prevalence of Hypertension in Hyperthyroid Cats at Diagnosis and Following Treatment

Syme H.M. and Elliott J.

J Vet Intern Med, 2003. 17: p.754-755.

Hyperthyroidism has been reported as an important cause of hypertension in the cat. However systematic studies of blood pressure in hyperthyroid cats have not been reported and, in large case series, signs consistent with hypertensive retinopathy/choroidopathy have been noted infrequently. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension in hyperthyroid cats at the time of diagnosis, and following initial treatment.