Arterial and Venous Responses in Young and Aged Anaesthetized Wistar Rats

  • F. Le Marquer-Domagala
  • M. Finet
Conference paper


In human, aging is associated with a variety of alterations in cardiovascular function, including a decreased cardiac output and an augmented blood pressure [1]. The purpose of this study was to test the influence of age in anaesthetized rats, on arterial and venous parameters.


Mean Arterial Pressure Central Venous Pressure Bolus Injection Venous Tone Rodent Ventilator 
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  1. 1.
    Docherty JR, Cardiovascular responses in ageing: a review. Pharmacol Rev 1990; 42 (2): 103–125.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Yamamoto J, Trippodo NC, Frohlich ED, Total vascular pressure-volume relationship in the conscious rat. Am J Physiol 1980; 238: H823–H828.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Le Marquer-Domagala
    • 1
  • M. Finet
    • 1
  1. 1.Innothéra, Department of PharmacologyArcueilFrance

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