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Abstract #1239

Coping with a Changing Ocean: Real-Time Cardiac MRI on an Animal Model with a Natural Cardiovascular Disorder

Christian Bock1, Faruk Dogan1, Hans O. Prtner1

1Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Real-time cardiac MRI together with velocity mapping for blood flow quantification in different arteries were applied to study the cardiovascular performance of the marine crustacean Cancer pagurus, an animal model with a natural cardiovascular disorder. The feasibility of MRI for future monitoring of heart functioning and blood flow in a marine crustacean under conditions of ocean warming and acidification could be shown.