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Echocardiographic Assessment of the Right Heart in Mice

DOI :

10.3791/50912-v

November 27th, 2013

November 27th, 2013

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1Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This article provides a protocol for the echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular size and pulmonary hypertension in mice. Applications include phenotype determination and serial assessment in transgenic and toxin-induced mouse models of cardiomyopathy and pulmonary vascular disease.

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