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Myocardial Infarction and Functional Outcome Assessment in Pigs
 

Myocardial Infarction and Functional Outcome Assessment in Pigs

Article doi: 10.3791/51269
April 25th, 2014

Summary April 25th, 2014

This protocol describes the porcine myocardial infarction (MI) model using a 90 min closed-chest coronary balloon occlusion of the left anterior descending artery (LAD), followed by reperfusion. Furthermore, the protocol for several outcome parameters, such as cardiac function, hemodynamics, microvascular resistance, and infarct size, are also presented.

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