Advisor

Larry Crawshaw

Date of Award

1983

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Physical Description

1 online resource (88 p.)

Subjects

Cardiovascular system, Pregnancy, Cardiology -- Research, Guinea pigs

DOI

10.15760/etd.5011

Abstract

Maternal cardiovascular adaptations appear to be essential in order to supply extra circulation to both the developing fetus and maternal system during a successful pregnancy. Since inadequate cardiovascular adjustments may produce abortions or maternal morbidity, the characterization of maternal cardiovascular changes during pregnancy and the elaboration of the underlying mechanism for these changes are essential to the understanding of how the heart enlarges during pregnancy and what significance this enlargement might have. To provide needed information regarding this time course and extent of maternal cardiac enlargement and the hormonal and hemodynamic changes which may be responsible for these changes, the guinea pig was used as an animal model to characterize the maternal cardiac, hemodynamic and hormonal changes during early, mid and late pregnancy.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19050

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