Center for Cardiovascular Research Physiology Core (CCVRPC)

The Center for Cardiovascular Research Physiology Core (CCVRPC) develops and functionally assesses rodent models of cardiovascular disease using state-of-the-art equipment and advanced methodology.

Overview

Surgical services

  • Trans aortic constriction
  • Coronary artery ligation
  • Osmotic plant implantation

Functional assessment services

All of our services can be core-assisted, and echocardiography and electrocardiography can be self-directed. To initiate any new service (or if your Animal Use Protocol # or RRC account # has changed), please fill out a CCVRPC Service Request form.You can also see what parameters we offer for each functional assessment service by clicking its name above.

All of our services are available for UIC faculty as well as external users. We would be happy to consult with you to plan an experiment, implement one of our rodent models of cardiovascular disease or assist you in developing an animal use protocol and/or grant application.

Please note that both core-assisted and self-directed studies at the CCVRPC are contingent upon prior approval of a PI's Animal Use Protocol by the Institutional Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).