First Published in 1997, Measurement of Cardiovascular Function answers the crucial need for a straightforward guide for cardiac researchers to develop techniques from scratch in the laboratory. The techniques detailed represent major models and methods used in assessing cardiac function in physiological and pathological conditions. The book presents in-depth descriptions of several sophisticated cardiac preparations and includes chapters on the lipid-perfused heart, metabolic measurements, models of arrhythmia, blood pressure monitoring, and models of hypertension.
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 Fatty Acid Perfused Isolated Working Heart, R.L. Barr and G.D. Lopaschuk
Measurements of Energy Metabolism in the Isolated Heart, R.L. Barr and G.D. Lopaschuk
In Vivo and In Vitro Cardiac Preparations Used in Antiarrhythmic Assays, T.D. Barrett and M.J.A. Walker
Models of Experimental Hypertension, S.D. Kivlighn, G.L. Zingaro, R.A. Gabel, T.P. Broten, and P.K.S. Siegl
Techniques for the Measurement of Arterial Blood Pressure, T.P. Broten, S.D. Kivlighn, C.M. Harvey, A.L. Scott, T.W. Schorn, and P.K.S. Siegl