Measurement of Cardiac Function Approaches, Techniques, and Troubleshooting: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Measurement of Cardiac Function Approaches, Techniques, and Troubleshooting

1st Edition

By John H. McNeill

CRC Press

144 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780849333323
pub: 1996-12-12
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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Anatomy
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Research