Funding for this research was provided by:
Kanae Foundation for the Promotion of Medical Science (N/A)
Japanese Circulation Society (N/A)
Received: 31 January 2019
Accepted: 21 November 2019
First Online: 16 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Animal procedures were reviewed and approved by both the Veterinary Service Center and Administrative Panel on Laboratory Animal Care (APLAC) to ensure that proposed procedures and anesthetics were appropriate. All aspects of pre- and post-procedural care were followed to ensure maximal survival by the rats. Procedures include physical examination, weighing the animals, supportive fluids, analgesics, daily body temperature, appetite/excretory functions, and care of surgical site were performed.
: Not applicable.
: MVM is currently an employee of Google Health (Palo Alto, CA).