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Cardiac Physiology Core

Provides Expertise in Evaluation of Cardiac Pathology

Cardiovascular pathology is a common and an important finding in animal studies, especially in genetically altered animals.  It is also closely associated with endocrine abnormalities, pulmonary pathology, vascular pathology, etc.

The goal of Cardiac Physiology Core is to provide expertise in evaluation of cardiac pathology for non-cardiovascular and cardiovascular researchers who are not equipped for such analysis.

We provide non-invasive and invasive evaluation of cardiac physiology that may be difficult or time-consuming for those investigators without proper expertise, experience and equipments.

Our Services

  • Several commonly utilized non-invasive (short-term or long-term ECG and echocardiogram) and invasive hemodynamic measurements are offered.
  • Specialized service with high resolution ultrasound for mouse tissue imaging and echocardiogram using Vevo® 2100 system .
  • Several surgical techniques are offered to induce experimental myocardial infarction, aortic banding or ischemia/reperfusion. All these techniques could be done in mice and rats.
  • Other specialized services that are being used in cardiovascular research can be arranged depending on the need of the particular investigator.

Contact Information

Peter M. Kang, M.D.
Director
Office: 3 Blackfan Circle, CLS-910, Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617)735-4290
Fax: (617) 735-4202
E-mail:
pkang@bidmc.harvard.edu

Lab: 330 Brookline Ave, SL 432, Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617) 667-4865

Getting Started

If you are interested in utilizing the Core services, please contact Dr. Peter Kang.

Contact Information

Dr. Peter Kang
Cardiac Physiology Core
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
CLS - 910
3 Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA 02115
617-735-4290
617-735-4202
pkang@bidmc.harvard.edu