London, Canada, April 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- A prime focus of this full-day workshop will be to analyze quantitative lusitropic and inotropic responses to vasoactive drugs administered to the animal to purposely alter preload, afterload, heart rate and contractility. Attendees will get first-hand experience with surgical equipment, Scisense ADVantageTM pressure-volume system and catheter, and PV loop analysis software.
Understanding of how scientific measurements are derived is essential to quality data collection and interpretation. Speakers and trainers in this workshop will cut through the clutter and summarize the key concepts in analyzing cardiac function using pressure-volume loops in the large animal model.
- Learn new surgical procedures
- Stay abreast of new PV loop technology
- Better understand cardiac performance indicators
- Improve data collection techniques
More information and a workshop brochure can be found at http://www.scisense.com/news-and-events/pvloopworkshop.html.
About the Presenters
- Robert Hamlin, DVM, PhD
The Ohio State University, Columbus
- Javier A. Sala-Mercado, MD, PhD
Wayne State University, Detroit
- Anil Kottam, PhD
Scisense Inc, London
Scisense designs and manufactures high fidelity micro-sensors for use in cardiac research. Blood pressure and pressure-volume sensors from Scisense are used worldwide by scientists in search of a cure for heart disease and by pharmaceutical companies in safety and drug testing.