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Harvest of Endothelial Cells from the Balloon Tips of Swan-Ganz Catheters after Right Heart Catheterization

DOI :

10.3791/58353-v

7:45 min

January 23rd, 2019

January 23rd, 2019

7,654 Views

1Cardiovascular Institute, Allegheny Health Network

This protocol describes the removal and purification of pulmonary artery endothelial cells (PAECs) that adhere to the balloon tips of Swan-Ganz catheters while they are wedged in the pulmonary artery during right heart catheterization and remain adherent to the deflated balloon following removal from the patient's body.

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