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Webinar: How high frequency ultrasound imaging is supporting preclinical research applications

This free webinar hosted by Scintica Instrumentation introduced participants to some of the basics of high frequency ultrasound imaging and reviewed the most common preclinical research applications for this exciting technology. Our presenter, Ms. Tonya Coulthard, discussed the basic principles of ultrasound imaging, presented sample images from various organs and tissues as

By |2019-04-11T16:08:35-04:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Cancer Research, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Event, Imaging, Physiology, Ultrasound, Webinar|Comments Off on Webinar: How high frequency ultrasound imaging is supporting preclinical research applications

Webinar: Transverse Aortic Constriction: The Importance of Monitoring Surgical Outcomes

This free webinar hosted by Scintica Instrumentation reviewed with the viewer the importance of monitoring their surgical outcomes, specifically following transverse aortic constriction (TAC) Join Tonya Coulthard as she discussed some background information about the TAC surgery, variability in the surgical outcomes and how to monitor those, as well as the

By |2019-04-15T16:18:52-04:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Animal Models, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Event, Mouse, Physiology, Rat, Transverse Aortic Constriction, Webinar|Comments Off on Webinar: Transverse Aortic Constriction: The Importance of Monitoring Surgical Outcomes

A Non-Invasive Method to Assess Coronary Flow Reserve

Coronary flow reserve (CFR) is a measure of the ability of the coronary arteries to increase blood flow to the myocardium via dilation during periods of stress.  CFR is reduced by age, as well as various disease states including coronary artery disease.  Given the small size and significant branching of these arteries, traditional methods

By |2019-03-01T15:29:35-04:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Animal Models, Articles, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Fish, Physiology, Rat|Comments Off on A Non-Invasive Method to Assess Coronary Flow Reserve

Doppler Flow Velocity Video Resources

These videos summarize common techniques for assessing cardiac function using the Doppler Flow Velocity System. Fill out the form below with your name and email address to get access to these resources. Pulse Wave Velocity Coronary Flow Transverse Aortic Constriction

By |2019-03-06T11:11:43-04:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Animal Models, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Fish, Mouse, Rat, Transverse Aortic Constriction|Comments Off on Doppler Flow Velocity Video Resources

Transverse Aortic Constriction (TAC): Why, how and the outcome as it relates to pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and/or heart failure

Chronic congestive heart failure, more commonly referred to as heart failure (HF), is a multifactorial cardiac disease which can affect the heart both structurally and/or functionally thereby impairing its ability to properly fill and eject blood from the ventricles. It is one of the leading causes of death with increasing incidence and prevalence rates,

By |2019-03-01T15:30:38-04:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Animal Models, Articles, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Mouse, Physiology, Transverse Aortic Constriction|Comments Off on Transverse Aortic Constriction (TAC): Why, how and the outcome as it relates to pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and/or heart failure

Benchtop blood pressure: A fast, affordable and non-invasive technique

The capability to precisely and non-invasively measure the systolic and diastolic blood pressure, on top of heart rate and other blood flow parameters in rodents, can be of great clinical value to researchers. The non-invasive rat and mouse blood pressure measurement consists of using a tail-cuff placed on the tail to occlude blood flow.

By |2019-03-01T15:32:36-04:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Animal Models, Articles, Cardiovascular Research, Lab Equipment, Mouse, Physiology, Rat|Comments Off on Benchtop blood pressure: A fast, affordable and non-invasive technique

WEBINAR: A Noninvasive Alternative to +dP/dtmax: Peak Aortic Blood Acceleration

Dr. Anil Reddy discusses how to use noninvasive blood flow velocity measurements to quantify cardiac contractility as a surrogate to +dP/dtmax. Invasive measurement of left ventricular pressure is considered the gold standard for evaluating cardiac contractility and relaxation in preclinical research.  However, studying disease progression in the same subject over time is not possible,

By |2018-11-07T10:35:58-04:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Animal Models, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Event, Mouse, Physiology, Rat, Webinar|Comments Off on WEBINAR: A Noninvasive Alternative to +dP/dtmax: Peak Aortic Blood Acceleration

WEBINAR: Experimental Considerations when Planning Chronic Models of Cardiovascular Disease in Rodents

Join Dr. Tim Hacker for a discussion on experimental design, strategy, technology, common challenges and best-practices associated with planning long-term, chronic models of cardiovascular disease in rodents. Watch on Demand Creating chronic, long-term models of heart disease in rodents continues to be a fundamental

By |2018-11-30T12:58:01-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cardiovascular Research, Event, Mouse, Physiology, Rat, Webinar|Comments Off on WEBINAR: Experimental Considerations when Planning Chronic Models of Cardiovascular Disease in Rodents

Cardiac Capacity and Thermal Performance: an examination of cardiovascular development in Atlantic salmon

This team of researchers in the Biology Department at Western University are investigating ways to reintroduce Atlantic salmon to the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Ontario. Hatchery stocking programs are a major tool used to improve recreational fishing opportunities. They are also often used to help supplement at-risk populations of fish in vulnerable habitats. One

By |2019-03-01T15:32:53-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Animal Models, Articles, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Fish, Physiology|Comments Off on Cardiac Capacity and Thermal Performance: an examination of cardiovascular development in Atlantic salmon

Announcing the Launch of the Rodent Surgical Monitor⁺

Why is surgical monitoring important? Updates found in the 8th edition of the National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals highlight the importance of thermoregulation, and vital signs monitoring during surgical procedures. This updated guide has led to increasing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requirements for surgical

By |2019-03-01T15:33:19-04:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Cardiovascular Research, Lab Equipment, Mouse, News, Physiology, Rat, Surgical Monitoring|Comments Off on Announcing the Launch of the Rodent Surgical Monitor⁺