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Ultra Foundation Systems
The Pressure Volume System (MPVS) Ultra Foundation Systems are configured for measurement of left ventricular pressure (LVP) and volume. Choose a Foundation System suitable for small (rat or mouse) hearts, or small through to large (sheep, pig) hearts. A variety of pressure-volume (PV) catheters are available for dog/pig/sheep, rabbits/cats, mice and rats, which are purchased separately. A range of configurations of PV catheters are available with all catheters having a single or dual pressure sensor and four platinum electrodes for volume measurement. Due to their small size, PV catheters can be placed directly into the left or right ventricle of the heart with minimal disruption to heart function. In vivo, the catheters can be used in either closed- or open-chest preparations, as well as being used in the isolated working heart preparation.