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Jespersen, B., Knupp, L., Northcott, C. A. Femoral Arterial and Venous Catheterization for Blood Sampling, Drug Administration and Conscious Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Measurements. J. Vis. Exp. (59), e3496, doi:10.3791/3496 (2012).
Chronic catheterization of blood vessels in the rat is often required for administration of substances, obtain blood sample over a period of time or for direct conscious blood pressure measurements. Femoral arterial catheterization of the rat and corresponding measurements of blood pressure in the conscious animal will be demonstrated.
Date Published: 1/24/2012, Issue 59; doi: 10.3791/3496
Keywords: Medicine, Issue 59, Rat, catheter, blood pressure, vein, artery, blood sampling, surgery, femoral