Webinar: Measurement of Cardiac Function Using Pressure-Volume Loops in Swine

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Join our presenter, Dr. Pedro Ferreira, for a deep dive into his work using pressure-volume loops in large animal models of heart failure.

Key Learning Objectives:   

  • How to perform ultrasound-guided vascular accesses
  • How to catheterize the left ventricle
  • Which catheter/sheath options are available for PV catheter introduction
  • What to expect when performing left ventricle PV loop analysis


Translational models are extremely important for testing new devices and therapies and are the last step before clinical application. In most cardiovascular applications, accurate analysis of cardiac function is required. To achieve this, pressure-volume (PV) loop analysis is routinely used, providing detailed data concerning the left, right, or bi-ventricular functions.

This webinar will include the step-by-step methodology for using a percutaneous approach to acquire left ventricle pressure-volume loop data with a multi-segment conductance catheter. From animal preparation to data acquisition, Dr. Ferreira will showcase the equipment and consumables required for this technique and cover potential alternatives which make it accessible to anyone with a large animal facility.    

Related products:

LabChart »   
PowerLab »
Large Animal PV Catheters »
MPVS Ultra Foundation System »

Additional resources:

Getting started with Millar support resources »
Ventricular Pressure Volume + PV Loops »
Guide to selecting the right research catheter »

About the presenter:

Dr. Pedro Ferreira

Pedro Ferreira, Ph.D         
Post-Doctorial Researcher       
Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Porto      
Pedro Mendes Ferreira, Ph.D., is a Biologist working in the field of cardiovascular sciences for 15 years. Most of his training and research career has focused on small and large animal physiological measurements, including ventricular pressure-volume loop analysis.