Echocardiographic evaluation of ventricular function in mice.

@article{Rottman2007EchocardiographicEO,
  title={Echocardiographic evaluation of ventricular function in mice.},
  author={Jeffrey N. Rottman and Gemin Ni and Michael Brown},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={83-9}
}
Ventricular dysfunction remains a hallmark of most cardiac disease. The mouse has become an essential model system for cardiovascular biology, and echocardiography an established tool in the study of normal and genetically altered mice. This review describes the measurement of ventricular function, most often left ventricular function, by echocardiographic methods in mice. Technical limitations related to the small size and rapid heart rate in the mouse initially argued for the performance of… CONTINUE READING

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