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
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada.