The link between metabolism and the cardiovascular system has been getting more attention in the 21st century with the increased rate of obesity and type two diabetes, and their link to cardiovascular disease. Researchers are using animal models to assess early, mid and late stage metabolic diseases, as well as metabolic circadian rhythm and hibernation trends. By adding hemodynamic parameters with metabolic and hibernation studies, researchers are able to assess blood pressure, ECG, blood glucose, temperature and activity in a single animal. The combination of these applications also helps to separate excitement responses due to room entry or food offering, and actual changes in blood glucose.
- Real-time cardiovascular, temperature and/or glucose data
- A better understanding of clusters of conditions and related activity that are often associated with metabolic diseases, hypertension and diabetes.
- Decreased handling in home cage environments, while obtaining high quality physiological data, that minimizes animal stress and increased translation
- A more comprehensive, holistic picture of whole animal cardiovascular and metabolic physiology
FUNCTIONS AND PARAMETERS
- Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, ECG
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- EEG, EMG, Sleep
- Respiratory Rates
- Body Temperature
- VO2 Consumption, VCO2 Production, Respiratory Exchange Ratio and Energy Expenditure
- Food and Drink Consumption