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Table 1 Characteristics of sham-operated and AR animals at the end of the protocol

From: Sex differences in the evolution of left ventricle remodeling in rats with severe volume overload

ParametersShM (n = 8)ARM (n = 11)ShF (n = 8)ARF (n = 11)
Body weight, g800 ± 27790 ± 25480 ± 24441 ± 22
Tibial length, mm61 ± 0.361 ± 0.353 ± 0.253 ± 0.3
Heart, mg1626 ± 452777 ± 114*1059 ± 261801 ± 78*
Heart/BW, mg/g2.1 ± 0.053.5 ± 0.10*2.2 ± 0.084.2 ± 0.22*
Left ventricle, mg1226 ± 372112 ± 67*796 ± 201399 ± 52*
LV/BW, mg/g1.5 ± 0.042.7 ± 0.08*1.7 ± 0.073.2 ± 0.17*
Right ventricle, mg300 ± 12405 ± 20*197 ± 7261 ± 19*
Left atria, mg39 ± 4107 ± 12*22 ± 158 ± 9*
Lungs, g2.7 ± 0.183.0 ± 0.172.0 ± 0.102.1 ± 0.09
  1. BW body weight and LV left ventricle. Values are expressed as the mean ± SEM. Group comparisons were made using two-way ANOVA followed by Holm-Sidak post-test. *: p < 0.0001 vs. respective sham group