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Surgical Services for Preclinical Research Models

Dr. Vahagn Ohanyan offers mouse microsurgery and echocardiography workshop,

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    Workshop Details

    Our mouse microsurgery and echocardiography workshop is designed for researchers to learn surgical techniques commonly used in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular research. Participants will learn survival and non-survival surgeries; also they will learn intravenous drug injection, blood collection, jugular vein catheterization (acute and chronic). They will learn intubation, anesthesia, surgical monitoring (including body temperature, EKG, heart rate) techniques which are commonly used during survival surgeries. All participants will have a chance to use real working pressure and pressure-volume catheters for measuring blood flow, blood pressure and left ventricular pressure-volume loops.

    Using transthoracic echocardiography, participants will learn cardiac systolic and diastolic function measurement. Using pulsed wave Doppler echocardiography, participants will learn blood flow velocity measurement. Echo-guided pressure/volume catheter insertion into left ventricle will allow participants to record left ventricular pressure, pressure-volume loop, also record pressure-volume loop changes during stress echocardiography. By using contrast echocardiography they will learn myocardial blood flow measurement. Participants will also learn how to identify tumor size and tumor blood flow measurement by using contrast echocardiography

    These are hands-on sessions and participants will practice on mice. After survival surgery, they will learn postsurgical care. The last day of the workshop, we will measure cardiac function after survival surgeries (myocardial infarction and transaortic banding) using echocardiography. For this workshop, we are going to use Visual Sonic VEVO 2100 or VEVO-770 and Siemens Acuson Sequoia 512 ultrasound systems.

    For more information about the workshops, please contact:

    Vahagn Ohanyan, M.D., Ph.D.

    Ohan Cardiovascular Innovations corp
    Email: [email protected]

    OHCVI  team offers animal surgical services. 

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