Chronic Intravascular Intervention in Swine: Peripheral Vessels

Introduction

This fact sheet details the techniques of inserting intravascular catheters for chronic blood sampling and administration of test substances into the major peripheral blood vessels. The general principles of surgery, catheter design and maintenance are covered in a previous fact sheet on this website (Chronic Intravascular Catheterization in Swine: General Principles) and should be reviewed as a complement to this publication. There are also detailed reviews of the techniques, which have been published.

Authors

M. Michael Swindle, DVM, Professor and Chairman, Department of Comparative Medicine, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC 29425

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