Ventricular Pressure Volume + PV Loops

Changes in ventricular function for both normal and diseased conditions can be studied through analysis of ventricular pressure volume loops. The gold standard method for measuring direct, real-time complete cardiac function, particularly myocardial contractility measurements, PV loops can be generated by plotting real-time left or right ventricular pressure against ventricular volume during a complete cardiac cycle.

Providing instant cardiovascular function feedback based on morphology, position and timing of the loop, ventricular pressure volume is the only research technique that provides you full diastolic analysis and allows you to vary the load and measure beat-to-beat response of that changing load in cardiac performance.

Products and Solutions

Gold standard    <br>catheters

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Begin with a    <br>foundation system    <br>and build from there

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foundation system    
and build from there

Mix and match    <br>products for a    <br>custom solution

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products for a    
custom solution

Integrate all    <br>your data streams    <br>in one place

Integrate all    
your data streams    
in one place

We are  proud to be exclusive global distributors of Millar Mikro-Tip®  pressure catheters and associated hardware for ventricular pressure volume recording. By combining these highly sensitive, minimally invasive  catheters with the power and integrity of PowerLab data acquisition and LabChart data analysis software, you can be sure you’ll get results you can trust.

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In conjunction with our solutions shown below, any device with an analog output (+/- 10V) can be connected to a PowerLab data acquisition system for synchronization of events in LabChart. So you have even more flexibility and can integrate all your data streams in one place.

All of our hardware recommended for human use is backed by the appropriate safety certification standards. More information on safety standards.

Surgical Instruction Video Series

ADInstruments has been working alongside surgical expert Prof. René Remie, to produce a series of step-by-step instructional videos that demonstrate common Pressure-Volume and Invasive Pressure catheterization procedures.

Each of the 5 videos in the series follows a surgical catheterization procedure from start to finish, and include helpful techniques and tips throughout.

These videos are a unique and valuable resource for researchers performing cardiovascular research in animal models.

Typical Studies
Systolic and diastolic dysfunction
Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiac hypertrophy
Cardiac failure
Cardiovascular remodelling and vascular occlusions
Pharmacology / toxicology studies
Transgenic manipulation
Ischemia / Reperfusion studies
Gene manipulations
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Surgical interventions

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Flexible Data Acquisition

ADInstruments systems provide an integrated solution to advance life science research. With the combination of LabChart or LabChart Lightning analysis software and a PowerLab data acquisition unit, you have the flexibility to collect and synchronize a wide range of signals for analysis. We also offer a range of LabChart compatible solutions able to stream directly in LabChart.


LabChart data analysis software creates a platform for all of your recording devices to work together, allowing you to acquire biological signals from multiple sources simultaneously and apply advanced calculations and plots as your experiment unfolds.

LabChart Lightning

Data acquisition and analysis re-imagined. Make unique discoveries with unlimited freedom and flexibility.


High-performance data acquisition hardware designed for life science research. PowerLab is engineered for precise, consistent, reliable data acquisition, giving you the reproducible data you need while meeting the strictest international safety standards.

PowerLab C

A modular data acquisition foundation system that provides unparalleled flexibility for researchers looking to invest in customizable, reliable solutions for both now, and in the future.

All your analysis in one place

LabChart software is designed specifically for life science data and provides up to 32 channels for data display and analysis options that are powerful and easy to use. With auto-recognition of ADI and LabChart Compatible hardware, multi-window views, one touch recording, simultaneous recording from multiple devices, specialized preconfigured settings, easy sharing options and an interface that can be customized to show only the features you want to use.

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Features and Add-Ons

Additional acquisition and analysis options to support your Ventricular Pressure Volume + PV Loops analysis:

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