Implantation and Monitoring of a Novel Telemetry Unit in the Syrian Golden Hamster Model
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery, Volume 25, Number 3, May 2012 , pp. 186-196(11)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Radiotelemetry allows for real-time remote monitoring of biological parameters in freely moving laboratory animals. The HD-X11 transmitter is a novel telemetry device that enables simultaneous collection of body temperature, activity, blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG), and other biopotentials in small animal models. Previously, researchers could only collect either blood pressure or ECG parameters; prioritizing the signal of most interest or increasing the number of animals on study to capture both signals at one time. This new device eliminates the need for separate animal groups for assorted measurements and allows for a more complete cardiovascular assessment. Evaluation of the transmitter from both surgical and data collection perspectives indicates that the HD-X11 transmitter can be a useful tool to researchers in a wide range of scientific and medical fields.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2012