Measurement of Cardiac Function Approaches, Techniques, and Troubleshooting  book cover
1st Edition

Measurement of Cardiac Function Approaches, Techniques, and Troubleshooting

ISBN 9780849333323
Published December 12, 1996 by CRC Press
144 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Measurement of Cardiac Function presents detailed descriptions of how to set up and use several classical cardiac preparations from scratch. The preparations include whole heart, atrial, ventricular, and papillary muscles and in vivo small animal preparations. Methods for monitoring contraction and contractility are fully described. Flow charts and step-by-step instructions make it easy to understand, even for the first time investigator.
This book examines the most widely used tools in experimental cardiology and provides you with the recipe-setting up the technique, procurement of equipment, sample data and calculations, problems and trouble shooting, adapting to other species, modifications, and applicability. Undoubtedly, this text will be a great asset to cardiovascular physiologists, pharmacologists, experimental cardiologists, and students of physiology and pharmacology.

Table of Contents

The Langendorff Heart, A.B. Fawzi
The Working Rat Heart Preparation, R.L. Rodgers
Isolated Papillary Muscle Preparation, J.M. Capasso
Isolated Atrial Preparations, M.K. Pugsley, E.S. Hayes, and M.J.A. Walker
In Vivo Cardiac Measurements in the Conscious Rat, T. Hebden
The Isolated, Coronary-Perfused, Right Ventricular Wall Preparation, T.G. Maddaford, H. Massaeli, and G.N. Pierce

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