Development of a 'Bio-Pac' for Cardiac Evaluation of Procine Research Animals
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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The report describes a technique for implanting central venous and aortic catheters via the jugular veins and carotid arteries in miniature swine and the device designed and utilized to protect these catheters. Such indwelling catheters were easily maintained for fourteen 14 days in unrestrained, free- roaming pigs while serial blood samples, pressure recording, electrocardiographic monitoring, and cardiac output measuring were conducted and infusion of precise amounts of fluids or drugs administered.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
- Medicine and Medical Research