Continuous Electrocardiogram Monitoring in Zebrafish with Prolonged Mild Anesthesia

Tai Le, Jimmy Zhang, Xing Xia, Xiaolei Xu, Isaac Clark, Lauren Schmiess-Heine, Anh H. Nguyen, Michael P.H. Lau, Hung Cao

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Abstract

The zebrafish model has been demonstrated as an ideal vertebrate model system for a diverse range of biological studies. Along with conventional approaches, monitoring and analysis of zebrafish electrocardiogram (ECG) have been utilized for cardio-physiological screening and elucidation. ECG monitoring has been carried out with fish treated with anesthetic drugs, rendering the short period of time in recording the signals (<5 min). In this work, a prolonged sedation system for continuous ECG monitoring of multiple zebrafish was proposed and developed. We built a circulation system to provide prolonged mild anesthesia which allows more consistent and intrinsic ECG measurement. The use of prolonged anesthesia helped reduce the concentration of the anesthetic drug (MS222 or Tricaine) from 200 mg/L to 100 mg/L and even lower; thus, maintaining the integrity of intrinsic ECG. Moreover, heartrate variation during recording was investigated, showing minute changes (±3.2 beats per minute - BPM). The development of this prolonged ECG monitoring system would open the possibility of long-term monitoring for studies such as drug screening and forward genetic screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2610-2613
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 20 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/20/207/24/20

Keywords

  • Cardiac Disease
  • Drug Screening
  • ECG
  • Prolonged Anesthesia
  • Zebrafish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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