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Recommend yearly echocardiograms starting at age 1 to 2, by a board-certified veterinary cardiologist. Heart disease in Sphynx is one of the leading causes of early mortality and it can exist without any signs or symptoms. Bloodwork such a BNP can determine later stages of heart disease by showing how much muscle strain the heart has. However, significant damage can have occurred by then. Seizures, high blood pressure, coughing, and high grade variable heart murmurs may be signs of heart disease, however, most will never show signs and symptoms.

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