Characterization of a flow-through microcalorimeter for measuring the heat production of cardiac trabeculae

@inproceedings{Taberner2005CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a flow-through microcalorimeter for measuring the heat production of cardiac trabeculae},
  author={Andrew J. Taberner and Ian W. Hunter and Robert Kirton and Poul M. F. Nielsen and Denis Scott Loiselle},
  year={2005}
}
The energy consumption of isolated cardiac trabeculae can be inferred from measurements of their heat production. Once excised from the heart, to remain viable, trabeculae require continuous superfusion with an oxygenand nutrient-rich solution. Flow-through calorimeters enable trabeculae to be maintained in a stable and controlled environment for many hours at a time. In this paper we describe and characterize a flow-through microcalorimeter, with sensitivity in the 1 W range, for measuring the… CONTINUE READING