Journal article

Benchmarking Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Mouse-Revisiting the 'Lambeth Conventions' 20 Years On

Catherine E Huggins, James R Bell, Salvatore Pepe, Lea MD Delbridge

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

The isolated Langendorff-mode perfused heart has become a valuable experimental model, used extensively to examine cardiac function, pathophysiology and pharmacology. For the clinical cardiologist an ECG is often a simple practicality, however in experimental circumstances, particularly with ex vivo murine hearts it is not always possible to obtain an ECG due to experimental recording constraints. However, the mechanical record of ventricular contractile function can be highly informative in relation to electrical state. It is difficult though to achieve consistency in these evaluations of arrhythmia as a validated common reference framework is lacking. In 1988, a group of investigators deve..

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