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Abstract: Pressure overload left ventricular hypertrophy is a known precursor of heart failure with ominous prognosis. The development of experimental models that reproduce this phenomenon is instrumental for the advancement in our understanding of its pathophysiology. The gold standard of these models is the controlled constriction of the mid aortic arch in mice according to Rockman's technique (RT). We developed a modified technique that allows individualized and fully controlled constriction of the aorta, improves efficiency and generates a reproducible stenosis that is technically easy to perform and release. An algorithm calculates, based on the echocardiographic arch diameter, the intended perimeter at the constriction, and a suture is prepared with two knots separated accordingly. The aorta is encircled twice with the suture and the loop is closed with a microclip under both knots. We performed controlled aortic constriction with Rockman's and the double loop-clip (DLC) techniques in mice. DLC proved superiority in efficiency (mortality and invalid experiments) and more homogeneity of the results (transcoarctational gradients, LV mass, cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, gene expression) than RT. DLC technique optimizes animal use and generates a consistent and customized aortic constriction with homogeneous LV pressure overload morphofunctional, structural, and molecular features.
Fuente: Sci Rep 2018
, 8 (1), 3167
Editorial: Nature Publishing Group
Año de publicación: 2018
Nº de páginas: 10
Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista
Url de la publicación: https://www.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-21548-x
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DAVID MERINO FERNANDEZ
RAQUEL GARCIA LOPEZ
MARIA AMOR HURLE GONZALEZ
JUAN FRANCISCO NISTAL HERRERA