Interventional Cardiovascular Procedures

Interventional Cardiovascular Procedures

Introduction Swine have been one of the primary animal models for preclinical testing of catheter introduced devices into the cardiovascular system. This publication reviews the models and technical procedures that are commonly employed in these techniques and...
Principles of Thoracic Surgery

Principles of Thoracic Surgery

Introduction Many experimental procedures involve thoracotomies because of the common usage of swine in cardiovascular research. The reasons for using swine in these types of studies are the similarities in anatomy and physiology which are shared with humans. Common...