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Table 3 Echocardiographic parameters (short-axis view, M-mode images) of male and female Wistar rats at baseline (10–11 weeks of age)

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

ParametersMales (n = 22)Females (n = 22)
EDD, mm7.9 ± 0.17.0 ± 0.1
ESD, mm4.4 ± 0.13.6 ± 0.1
IVSW, mm0.8 ± 0.030.7 ± 0.03
PW, mm1.2 ± 0.041.1 ± 0.03
LV mass, mg389 ± 18318 ± 16
RWT, unitless0.24 ± 0.0090.26 ± 0.008
EF, %74 ± 1.281 ± 1.3
E wave, cm/s85 ± 2.985 ± 3.6
A wave, cm/s52 ± 2.850 ± 2.2
E wave slope3728 ± 1973993 ± 200
  1. EDD end-diastolic diameter, ESD end-systolic diameter, SW septum wall thickness, PW posterior wall thickness, LV left ventricle, RWT relative wall thickness, FS Fractional shortening. Values are expressed as the mean ± SEM