A Cineradiographic Study of the Snake Heart

1960 Circulation Research  
Cineradiogrnphio studios on the cardiovascular system in snakes form the basis of this report. The method provides anatomical informations at the functional level and differs greatly from classical anatomical studies. The physiological interpretations involve timing of the various heart phases and the active role of the right atrium during ventricular lilling. The snake ventricle has an incomplete septum and the admixture problem is discussed, as are also some considerations regarding the
more » ... ary circulation and the reserve mechanism of the snake heart. •During the operating procedure local injections of proeaine were applied.
doi:10.1161/01.res.8.1.253 pmid:14407375 fatcat:l43zjzrw2rax7ldk7sdkwp4jp4