Left ventricular size, output, and structure during guinea pig pregnancy

M. Morton, H. Tsang, Alan (Roger) Hohimer

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Abstract

We investigated left ventricular (LV) hemodynamics, pressure-volume relations, and morphometry to determine what cardiac changes characterize pregnancy in the guinea pig. Time-bred virgin guinea pigs were paired by weight with unbred controls. Hemodynamic studies and LV pressure-volume relations were obtained on days 59-68 of the 68-day gestation. Weight of control sows increased from 817 to 902 g (P2 consumption, +48% (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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