Millar Mikro-Tip® rat PV catheters
These ultra-miniature Polyimide Nylon catheters can measure both ventricular pressure and volume simultaneously and continuously from the intact beating hearts of small animals (rats and mice).
Rat PV Catheters can be used with:
A Pressure Gauge kit which provides the necessary items to calibrate the pressure transducers is available.
Millar Mikro-Tip Catheters require a certain level of care to ensure accuracy and the anticipated lifespan of your catheters. Tergazyme (Alconox, Inc.) is required for cleaning and ensuring the removal of proteinaceous soils, tissue, blood and body fluids from the catheter. Please refer to Alconox, Inc.’s website to purchase from your local supplier. For a few best practice tips to help get you started with your catheters, see our guide here. Additionally, the purchase of an ESD Adjustable Wrist Strap w/ 10’ Coil Cord (Blue, 4mm Snap) is highly recommended to protect these catheters from electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage during handling.
Non-repairable discount options are available for Rat PV Catheters (SPR-869 and SPR-838 only). Contact us to find out more and if this is the right option for you.