The pathophysiology of great ape heart disease, which is often characterised by myocardial fibrosis, is not fully understood.
We aim to standardise post-mortem examination of the heart in great apes, and to further understand the pathological processes involved.
Following the death of a great ape (cardiac cause or otherwise), we request that you please;
– Inform us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
– Ensure a post-mortem examination is conducted as soon as possible
– Examine and sample the heart as per the protocol
To download a copy of the protocol and sample submission form click here.
For information about sending samples to us, click here.
For further support or any questions, please email us at email@example.com