Table 1

Body weight and echocardiographic parameters in post-myocardial infarction and sham-operated rats 2 months after surgery
Sham, n = 6 Infarct
Small, n=6 Moderate, n=6 Large, n=5
BW [g] 419 ± 14 411 ± 8 424 ± 22 377 ± 4*
Infarct size [%] 0 10.5 ± 1.6*** 25.8 ± 1.6*** 49.8 ± 1.5***
LVEDD [mm2] 58.3 ± 1.0 63.8 ± 2.1 67.5 ± 1.1*** 99 ± 6.3***
LVESD [mm2] 26.5 ± 0.7 35 ± 1.5** 39.5 ± 0.8*** 76 ± 6.0***
EF [%] 54.5 ± 0.9 45.2 ± 0.7*** 41.5 ± 0.5*** 23.2 ± 2.8***
LVEDP [mm Hg] 6.0 ± 0.3 5.8 ± 0.3 6.8 ± 0.3 21.1 ± 0.5***

BW - body weight, LVEDD - left ventricular end-diastolic diameter, LVESD - left ventricular end-systolic diameter, EF- ejection fraction, LVEDP - left ventricular end-diastolic pressure.

Data are presented as mean ± SEM. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001.

Tulacz et al.

Tulacz et al. BMC Medical Genomics 2013 6:49   doi:10.1186/1755-8794-6-49

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