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With support from the Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC) and the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, the Small Animal Echocardiography (ECHO) Core of UAB was established in 2017. The Small Animal ECHO Core has served more than 20 principal investigators and their projects. The Small Animal ECHO Core has generated numerous publications and grant applications.

We have a state-of-the-art VEVO 3100 ECHO machine, an MX400 variable frequency (20-46MHz) probe, a temperature-controlled platform with EKG monitoring, and an anesthesia machine. We can measure cardiac systolic and diastolic function, pulse wave velocity, and customized protocols to meet the investigator’s needs. The Small Animal ECHO Core has a dongle to use the comprehensive VEVO software for data analysis. 

We provide full service and self-run service after training. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

BrottMin Xie, M.D., Ph.D.,

Staff: Jin He, M.D., Lihao He, M.D., Yunxi Chen, M.D., MS
Administration: Amber Vickers
Contact: mousecardiocore@uabmc.edu