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Articles by Benno Cardini in JoVE
Murine Cervical Heart Transplantation Model Using a Modified Cuff Technique Rupert Oberhuber*1, Benno Cardini*1, Markus Kofler1, Paul Ritschl1, Robert Oellinger1, Felix Aigner1, Robert Sucher1, Stefan Schneeberger1, Johann Pratschke1, Gerald Brandacher2, Manuel Maglione1 1Center of Operative Medicine, Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, 2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine The murine cervical heart transplantation model is well suited for immunological as well as ischemia reperfusion injury studies. We modified the procedure using a non-suture cuff technique and performed more than 1,000 successful transplants with this approach. Herein, we provide additional details of this technique to supplement the video.