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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 410631, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/410631
Research Article

A Novel Closed-Chest Porcine Model of Chronic Ischemic Heart Failure Suitable for Experimental Research in Cardiovascular Disease

1Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Corso della Repubblica 79, 04100 Latina, Italy
2Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrologic, Anesthesiologic and Geriatric Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
3Center of Experimental Research, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
4Division of Cardiology, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
5Department of Cardiac Surgery, Bambino Gesù Hospital, Piazza di Sant’Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
6Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Corso Bramante 88-90, 10126 Turin, Italy
7IRCCS Neuromed, Via Atinense 18, 86077 Pozzilli, Italy

Received 18 July 2013; Accepted 12 August 2013

Academic Editor: Andrea Vecchione

Copyright © 2013 Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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