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Varying degrees of ventricular unloading in the heterotopic rat heart transplant model demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging.

Authors
  • Carr, Carolyn A
  • Ball, Daniel
  • Tyler, Damian J
  • Bushell, Andrew
  • Sykes, Amelia
  • Clarke, Kieran
  • Evans, Rhys D
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of biomedical science : IJBS
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2014
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
223–228
Identifiers
PMID: 25598751
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

These observations call into question the assumption that studies using this model are consistently examining fully unloaded ventricles, and indicate the desirability of in vivo imaging of such hearts to quantify the degree of ventricular loading.

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