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Rat Heterotopic Abdominal Heart/Single-lung Transplantation in a Volume-loaded Configuration
 

Rat Heterotopic Abdominal Heart/Single-lung Transplantation in a Volume-loaded Configuration

Article DOI: 10.3791/52418
May 29th, 2015

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Summary May 29th, 2015

We describe a novel technique for heterotopic abdominal heart-lung transplantation (HAHLT) in rats. The transplant configuration results in a partially loaded graft circulation, allowing direct functional assessment. This model may be employed for acute or chronic studies of function and immunologic status of the transplanted graft.

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