Ventricular Pressure Volume + PV Loops
Changes in ventricular function for both normal and diseased conditions can be studied through analysis of ventricular pressure volume loops. The gold standard method for measuring direct, real-time complete cardiac function, particularly myocardial contractility measurements, PV loops can be generated by plotting real-time left or right ventricular pressure against ventricular volume during a complete cardiac cycle.
Providing instant cardiovascular function feedback based on morphology, position and timing of the loop, ventricular pressure volume is the only research technique that provides you full diastolic analysis and allows you to vary the load and measure beat-to-beat response of that changing load in cardiac performance.
Products and Solutions
We are proud to be exclusive global distributors of Millar Mikro-Tip® pressure catheters and associated hardware for ventricular pressure volume recording. By combining these highly sensitive, minimally invasive catheters with the power and integrity of PowerLab data acquisition and LabChart data analysis software, you can be sure you’ll get results you can trust.
In conjunction with our solutions shown below, any device with an analog output (+/- 10V) can be connected to a PowerLab data acquisition system for synchronization of events in LabChart. So you have even more flexibility and can integrate all your data streams in one place.
All of our hardware recommended for human use is backed by the appropriate safety certification standards. More information on safety standards.
ADInstruments has been working alongside surgical expert Prof. René Remie, to produce a series of step-by-step instructional videos that demonstrate common Pressure-Volume and Invasive Pressure catheterization procedures.
Each of the 5 videos in the series follows a surgical catheterization procedure from start to finish, and include helpful techniques and tips throughout.
These videos are a unique and valuable resource for researchers performing cardiovascular research in animal models.
Flexible Data Acquisition
ADInstruments systems provide an integrated solution to advance life science research. With the combination of LabChart or LabChart Lightning analysis software and a PowerLab data acquisition unit, you have the flexibility to collect and synchronize a wide range of signals for analysis. We also offer a range of LabChart compatible solutions able to stream directly in LabChart.
All your analysis in one place
LabChart software is designed specifically for life science data and provides up to 32 channels for data display and analysis options that are powerful and easy to use. With auto-recognition of ADI and LabChart Compatible hardware, multi-window views, one touch recording, simultaneous recording from multiple devices, specialized preconfigured settings, easy sharing options and an interface that can be customized to show only the features you want to use.
Features and Add-Ons
Additional acquisition and analysis options to support your Ventricular Pressure Volume + PV Loops analysis: