Stress echocardiography using transesophageal atrial pacing in rats.

BACKGROUND Echocardiography is increasingly used for noninvasive evaluation of cardiac function and morphology in small animal models of cardiovascular diseases. The aims of this study were to develop a simple method for stress echocardiography in rats and to evaluate left ventricular function of the postinfarct remodeling heart during stress induced by… CONTINUE READING