Tom Smith presents the fundamentals of invasive blood pressure measurements for preclinical research, including technical considerations, experimental design, and best-practices that lead to accurate and consistent results.

There are many choices available to preclinical and clinical scientists when acquiring a blood pressure data set for research, including disposable transducers with fluid-filled catheters, solid-state catheters with high fidelity, and non-invasive measurement systems. Each of these methods delivers an experimental approach, and level of accuracy that may or may not be ideal for the outcomes desired by the research scientist. For experiments utilizing small laboratory animals such as mice, understanding how to connect the desired end-points in blood pressure data with the right technology is critical to success. This webinar delivers to attendees a basic understanding of the physics of pressure measurement in systemic vascular systems, and explores why solid-state measurement technology is often required for laboratory success.

In this webinar sponsored by ADInstruments, Tom Smith, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and expert in microsurgery and vascular pressure measurement techniques discusses the fundamental properties of pressure measurements in the vascular system, including the history and physics behind solid-state manometry. In addition, he explains the importance and impact of high fidelity solid-state catheters as it relates to accuracy, consistency and research outcomes.


To download a PDF copy of the presentation, click on the “LinkedIn SlideShare” icon located in the bottom-right corner of the slide-viewer. From the SlideShare landing page click the “Download” button to retrieve the file.


Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Physiology & Pharmacology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical Engineering
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Production Partner


Established in 1988, ADInstruments develops high performance digital data acquisition and analysis solutions for biomedical research and life science education.


Additional Content From ADInstruments

Related Content

Cardiovascular Autonomic Testing Revisited

Cardiovascular Autonomic Testing Revisited

Dr. Artur Fedorowski outlines the practical skills needed to perform a successful cardiovascular and autonomic workup in unexplained syncope and cardiovascular dysautonomia.