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Rodent Working Heart Model for the Study of Myocardial Performance and Oxygen Consumption
 

Rodent Working Heart Model for the Study of Myocardial Performance and Oxygen Consumption

Article doi: 10.3791/54149
August 16th, 2016

Summary August 16th, 2016

Isolated working heart models can be used to measure the effect of loading conditions, heart rate, and medications on myocardial performance and oxygen consumption. We describe methods for preparation of a rodent left heart working model that permits study of systolic and diastolic performance and oxygen consumption under various conditions.

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