Left Ventricle Pressure Balloons

Latex Balloons are used for measuring isovolumetric contractile forces in the left ventricle of isolated perfused hearts. These latex balloons are available in several different sizes to be used with hearts from rats up to pigs. Review the table to select the right size balloon for your application.

 

Species Body weight kg Balloon size Volume (ml) Dia x length(mm)
Lg Mouse 0.1 – 0.2 3 0.03 3 x 7
Rat 0.3- 0.4 4 0.05 4 x 8
Guinea Pig 0.5 5 0.1 5 x 9
Rabbit (small) 0.7 6 0.2 6 x 10

The balloon catheter is for ventricular insertion. It is a simple, reliable way to measure left ventricular isovolumetric pressure.

Catalog # Description Pkg. Store
170423 Balloon catheter for size 3 and 4 balloons – 2mm tubbing – 6″ long with 1.4mm tip ea Add To Cart
170425 Balloon catheter for size 5 and 6 balloons – 3mm tubbing – 8″ long with 2mm tip ea Add To Cart

Balloons

Catalog # Description Pkg. Store
170403 (Size 3) 3 x 7mm – 0.03ml Latex balloons 10 Add To Cart
170404 (Size 4) 4 x 8mm – 0.06ml Latex balloons 10 Add To Cart
170405 (Size 5) 5 x 9mm – 0.1ml Latex balloons 10 Add To Cart
170406 (Size 6) 6 x 10mm – 0.2ml Latex balloons 10 Add To Cart
170407 (Size 7) 6.8 x 11mm – 0.27ml Latex balloons 10 Add To Cart
170408 (Size 8) 8 x 12mm – 0.35ml Latex balloons 10 Add To Cart
170409 (Size 9) 8.5 x 13mm – 0.49ml Latex balloons 10 Add To Cart