Echocardiography provides a non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular function. The Echocardiography Core Facility provides echocardiographic assessment of cardiac performance of both small (mouse, rats and superficial embryonic) and large (rabbit, canine, primates, pigs and sheep) animal models.
This form of non-invasive assessment is ideal for performing serial evaluations of cardiac function or real-time monitoring during and after pharmacologic or therapeutic intervention. Protocols are adaptable to the needs of the investigator.
- Measurements and Services
- Other CVC core services: Any investigator planning the use of echocardiography for cardiovascular assessment should consider what other services might be appropriate for their animal model.
- Echocardiographic protocol The Echocardiography Core Facility follows all UCUCA approved protocol.
- This service is provided in collaboration with the University of Michigan, Physiology Phenotyping Core (PPC).