Table 3 Body weight and weights of the native failing heart and its individual structural components after induction of ACF
Parameter
BWHWLVWRVW
(g)(mg)(mg)(mg)
Group
ACF Lewis rats 11 weeks after induction of ACF393 ± 92296 ± 711327 ± 56528 ± 38
ACF Lewis rats 12 weeks after induction of ACF403 ± 82535 ± 761420 ± 54540 ± 41
ACF Lewis rats 13 weeks after induction of ACF434 ± 122677 ± 55*1512 ± 49*675 ± 39*
ACF Lewis rats 14 weeks after induction of ACF404 ± 92688 ± 54*1542 ± 51*686 ± 41*
  • The values served as basal values (100%) in evaluation of the process of cardiac atrophy in animals with HF after HTx (n=8 in each group).

  • Values are means ± S.D.

    *P<0.05 compared with values from animals 11 weeks after induction of ACF.