Ultrasound ~ Ultra-safe


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease that can affect any living thing that has a heart. The disease causes the muscle wall of the left ventricle of the heart to thicken, which in turn limits the amount of blood this heart chamber may hold, and the ability of this muscle to effectively contract to push the blood through the body. Less blood per beat means the heart has to work harder and beat faster to provide life sustaining oxygen to the animals tissues. 

In human research there has been over 100 different gene mutations that have been identified that can cause HCM. They have been able identify and screen for these genes in humans to find individuals at risk. We do not yet have this type of genetic screening available for felines. In attempt to avoid this heartbreaking disease in the Ragdoll breed, many breeders are taking the only defensive method that is available at this time, and that is to perform ultrasound screening of breeding cats to check for any signs of HCM. Ultrasound results can not guarantee that a cat will not develop HCM, only that the cat has no sign of disease at the time of the screening. Evidence of disease may not show up for several years. A cat that scans negative today, could have a positive result later in life.  Additionally, while the parents' names are listed, a negative scan on one offspring cannot be taken as confirmation that the parents are automatically free from HCM. 

Currently, ultrasound is the only tool that breeders have available to try avoid the occurrence of HCM in their breeding program. Scanning  is not a perfect screening method since it can not detect with 100% accuracy all cats at risk before they have been used for breeding.

The following Ragdolls have been examined by ultrasound and found to be not affected at the time of the scan. Also included are necropsy results from cats who have died and been diagnosed as not affected with HCM at the time of death. This page was updated 02/21/2014

The cats are listed in alphabetical order, and have been separated into two pages
The current page lists cats with names who start with the letters A-O

The rest of the  Alphabet from P-Z is on the second page.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Cats Name
Sire x Dam
Owners name

sex

date
of
birth

Age when tested 

date
of
scan 

results

B          

BellaPalazzo Allysa
Ragtymdolls Saint Nicholaus x Cokis Little Belle
Mindy Ferreira

F

12/27/98

5.4
7.3

5/4/04
4/22/06

neg
neg

BellaPalazzo Ariana
Ragtymdolls Saint Nicholaus x Villaroyal Rocksanne
Mindy Ferreira

F

12/16/98

5
7.4

1/15/04
4/22/06

neg
neg

BellaPalazzo Chelsea
Villaroyal Miles x Cokis Little Belle
Mindy Ferreira

S

01/27/00

5.4

4/30/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Dayanne
Floppicat Briaton x BellaPalazzo Liddle Reward
Mindy Ferreira

F

9/5/01

4.2

11/12/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Destiny
Chatandolls Cameron x Villaroyal Rocksanne
Mindy Ferreira

F

05/22/01

4.5

11/12/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Dorianne
Chatandolls Cameron x BellaPalazzo Ariana
Mindy Ferreira

F

11/21/01

3.5

4/30/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Dylan
Chatandolls Cameron x Villaroyal Rocksanne
Mindy Ferreira

M

05/22/01

3.11

4/30/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Elisandra
Floppicat Briaton x BellaPalazzo Destiny
Mindy Ferreira

F

7/26/02

3.3

11/12/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Elle
Chatandolls Cameron x Cokis Little Belle
Mindy Ferreira

F

5/9/02

3.6

11/12/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Emalie
BellaPalazzo Dylan x BellaPalazzo Liddle Reward
Mindy Ferreira

F

5/16/02

3.6

11/12/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Ericka
Chatandolls Cameron x BellaPalazzo Ariana
Mindy Ferreira

F

8/28/02

4.2

11/11/06

neg

BellaPalazzo Francine
Chatandolls Cameron x BellaPalazzo Allysa
Mindy Ferreira

F

10/23/03

3

11/11/06

neg

BellaPalazzo Faylinn
Chatandolls Cameron x BellaPalazzo Allysa
Mindy Ferreira

F

4/8/03

3.7

11/11/06

neg

BellaPalazzo Francis
Chatandolls Cameron x BellaPalazzo Ariana
Mindy Ferreira

M

8/30/03

2.2

11/12/05

neg

BellaPalazzo Hunter
BellaPalazzo Rockey x BellaPalazzo Elisandra
Mindy Ferreira
M 5/21/05 1.11 5/20/07 neg
BellaPalazzo Hope and Faith
BellaPalazzo Rockey x BellaPalazzo Elisandra
Mindy Ferreira
F 5/21/05 1.11 5/20/07 neg

BellaPalazzo Rockey of Villaroyal
Ragtymdolls Saint Nicholaus x Cokis Little Belle
Eileen Pickett
/ Mindy Ferreira

M

7/31/97

4.5
6.3
8.9

2/21/02
10/9/03

4/22/06

neg
neg
neg

Bever Blue Spring of Calaquendi
JJ'sPurrecious Priority Choice x Lovely Chiquita4
Mady Janssens

F

5/31/00

2.4

10/18/02

neg

Bever Darling Alina of Calaquendi
JJ'sPurrecious Priority Choice x JJ'sPurrecious Darling Amanda 
Mady Janssens

S

 5/21/00

 2.10

 4/8/03

neg

Bragdolls Harley of Echoglen
Laura Nielsen
M 11/8/04 2.5 4/28/07 neg
C          

Calaquendi Dolls Mei 
Showdolls Flareon of Angelrags x Bever Blue Spring of Calaquendi
Mady Janssens

F

9/20/01

1.1

10/18/02

neg

Calaquendi's Mi-âme Mirabilis
Puccini De Saya San x Bever Darling Alina
Mady Janssens

F

6/22/01

1.3  
2.1

10/18/02
 8/12/03

neg
neg

Cashmeir Vaslov Nijinski
Mt. Hope's Monty x Cashmeir's Cocoa Chelsey
Francesca Metz 

M

9/20/01

1.9

7/20/03

neg

CelticRagdolls Elise
Lindsey Murphy

F

08/31/03

1.6

2/05/05

neg

CelticRagdolls Stevie Nicks Rocks On
Pete and Cindy DeWolfe

F

3/25/05

1

3/26/06

neg

Chatandolls Cameron of BellaPalazzo
Dandenong Kiyoshi x Chatandolls Maple Leaf Rag
Mindy Ferreira

M

3/27/00

3.4
5.1
6

8/18/03
4/30/05
4/22/06

neg

Chatandolls Pharaoh of Furreal
Dandenong Kazito San x Chatandolls Midori
Cliff and Mary Riddell

N

6/26/95

7.2

8/25/02

neg

Chatandolls Queen of Furreal
Dandenong Kazito San x Chatandolls Midori
Cliff and Mary Riddell

F

6/26/95

7.2

8/25/02

neg

Clasical Reeses Peices
Ramsgrove Classical x Classical Miss Ross
Betty Adam
M 1/1/2001 2.7  8/14/2003

neg

D          
Dandenong Destinys Child
Marilyn McCorkindale
F     9/25/03 neg

Dandenong Maryhana of Furreal
Dandenong Jumping Jack Flash x Ragmatazz Sparklplenty of Dandenong
Cliff and Mary Riddell

F

10/17/99

3.9

7/20/03

neg

Designer Dolls Solitare
Fancyrags Sterling x Grand Harbor Agassiz
Jenny Satyavelu
F 6/13/03 1.1 8/10/04 neg
Designer Dolls TimeShare
Fancyrags Sterling x Grand Harbor Agassiz
Jenny Satyavelu
M 4/11/02 1.1 5/13/03 neg
Dollhouse C Sunshine Blue
Dollhouse Forever in Blue Jeans X Dollhouse Custom Maid
Sharon and Bob Paradis
F 7/19/02 1 8/05/03 neg
E          
Earthangels Celia of Razldazldolls
Pete and Cynthia DeWolfe
F 4/4/03 1.2
1.10
6/26/04
2/05/05
neg
neg
Echoglens Evanescence
Laura Neilsen
F 07/04/04 .11 6/11/05 neg
Echoglens Justin Blue
Laura Neilsen
M 07/04/04 .11 6/11/05 neg
Echoglen Kindred Spirit
Laura Neilsen
  6/21/02 2 6/26/04 neg
Echoglens Limited Edition
Laura Neilsen
M 6/7/02 2 6/26/04 neg
Echoglens Moon Over Meowie
Laura Neilsen
F 9/16/06 .7 4/28/07 neg
Echoglens Phoebe Snow
Laura Neilsen
F 6/7/02 2 6/26/04 neg
Echoglens Pizazz of Razldazldolls
Pete and Cindy DeWolfe
F 9/12/04 .10 6/11/05 neg
Echoglens Whoop De Doo
Laura Neilsen
F 04/28/04 1.1 6/11/05 neg
Echoglens Winter Rose
Laura Neilsen
F 06/16/04 .11 6/11/05 neg
Echoglens Yahtzee of Razldazldolls
Pete and Cindy Dewolfe
M 02/29/04 .10

01/07/05

neg
F          
Fancyrags Budspike Teddy of Orchid
Ritzyrags Sir Winston X Soulmates Spirit
Sharon Paradis

M

6/24/01 1
2.1
6/24/02
8/5/03
neg
neg
Fancyrags Sterling of Grand Harbor
Ritzyrags Sir Winston X Narraganset Angelique
Maryjane Blanchfield
M 4/27/00 3 5/13/03 neg
Finerpointrags Desert Rose
Laura Nielsen
F 7/16/06 .9 4/28/07 neg
Floppicat Briaton of BellaPalazzo
Mourningdove Ted E Bear x Narragansett Libby
Mindy Ferreira

M

10/20/99

3.9
5.6

08/18/03
04/30/05

neg

Floppicat Hollywood of BellaPalazzo
Mindy Ferreira
M 9/6/05 1.8 5/20/07 neg
Furreal Munequita of Razldazldolls
Pete and Cindy DeWolfe
F 5/14/05 .10

3/26/06

neg

Furreal Zapata 
Chatandolls Pharoh of Furreal x JJ Purrecious Princess Mariya
Cliff and Mary Riddell

M

4/22/97

5.3

7/20/03

neg

Furreal Zapatas Nina
Furreal Zapata x 
Cliff and Mary Riddell

F

9/8/98

3.11

8/25/02

neg

G          
Grandharbor Agassiz
 x 
Jenny Satyavelu
F 5/25/00 3.6 12/2/03 neg
H          
Hemlock Trails HemiPurr
HemlockTrails Sundance x HemlockTrails Susie Q
Mindy Ferreira
M 9/8/03 2.7 4/22/06 neg
J          
Jay Star Lady Slipper of Orchid
Karanchoe Delphi x Kittenkiss Abigail
Sharon and Bob Paradis
F 5/2/01 2.2 8/5/03 neg

JJ Purrecious Diamond Prince
Francesca Metz

M

3/28/98

4.5

8/25/02

neg

JJ Purrecious Princess Mariya
Kimsdolls Caruso x Villaroyal Lucille
Cliff and Mary Riddell

S

7/17/94

8.1

8/25/02

neg

JJ Purrecious Santana
Dandenong Simply Red X Purazmataz Rainbow
Cliff and Mary Riddell

F

5/22/00

2.2

8/25/02

neg

K          

Karanchoe Diandra
Villaroyal Lincoln x Villaroyal Dixie
Mindy Ferreira

F

05/10/01

3.11

04/30/05

neg

Kimsdolls Caruso
Cloverleaf Thunder X ValyofDolls Delilah
Johanna Schiedeck

M

8/2/93

9.11

7/20/03

neg

KYDolls Whiskery of Gwennor
Kydolls Lord Murphy x Miss Firecracker of Kydolls
Jane Szymanski
F 8/19/00 3 8/20/03 neg
Kyrsalis of Ragalong
Marilyn McCorkindale
F     9/25/03 neg
L          
Little Sassy of AngelicRags
Dixie Rags Sweetie Boy X Miss Picture Perfect Pheebe
Rebekah Schear
F 9/23/02 2.4 1/24/05 neg
LIRagdolls Blue Rowan of Gwennor
Attique's F Scout Fitzgerald X Ragmar Kayla of Liragdolls
Jane Szymanski
M 4/10/00 3 8/20/03 neg
M          
Mainely Rags Dendrobium Brown Bear
Mt Dolls Majestic King x Mt Dolls Ruby Tuesday
Sharon and Bob Paradis
M 2/19/02 1.5 8/5/03 neg
Montanas Princeipeda Aninha
Pete and Cindy Dewolfe
M 2/14/05 .7 9/11/05 neg
Mourningdove Neiman Marcus
Mourningdove Wilbur X Rags2riches Anastasia
Linda Schurawlow
M 4/18/98 4 4/22/02 neg
N          
NoahsAngels Flash
Dazzledolls Rex x Funnyfarm Bellafortuna
Eileen Pickett
M 9/4/99 4.2 11/27/04 neg
O          
Orchids Cattleya Kelly Blue Angel
Fancyrags Budspike Teddy X Tinsle Laelia Blue Twinkle

Sharon and Bob Paradis
F 8/14/02 .11 8/5/03 neg
Overlandtrl Scout of Ragbencher
Cheryl Adams
M 3/26/02 2.3 6/26/04 neg
Alphabet from P-Z
 

Disclaimer: This list is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to endorse any cat, breeder or owner. To be included in this listing, a copy of the original ultrasound report has been provided by the owner of each individual cat. If you would like more information on individual test results for a specific cat, please contact that cat's owner directly. These tests were not conducted by nor are they guaranteed by Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide Club.

 

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