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Table 1 Effect of krill oil on heart and lung weights and cardiac structure and function at baseline (before MI) and 1 and 8 weeks after induction of MI

From: Krill oil attenuates left ventricular dilatation after myocardial infarction in rats

   Control feed Krill oil feed
   Sham MI MI-nPT MI-PT
Baseline: BW (g) 273 ± 3 261 ± 3# 271 ± 2 270 ± 2*
1 week: LVEDD (mm) 5.0 ± 0.2 8.1 ± 0.2### 7.9 ± 0.2 8.3 ± 0.2
  PWT (mm) 2.4 ± 0.1 2.2 ± 0.1# 2.3 ± 0.1 2.2 ± 0.1
  FS (%) 68 ± 2 21 ± 1### 22 ± 1 21 ± 1
  RWT 2.5 ± 0.1 2.2 ± 0.1### 2.3 ± 0.2 2.2 ± 0.1
8 weeks: BW (g) 427 ± 7 397 ± 9# 427 ± 8* 425 ± 6*
  TL (mm) 38 ± 0.2 38 ± 0.4 38 ± 0.2 38 ± 0.3
  HW/BW (mg/g) 2.7 ± 0.2 3.7 ± 0.2## 3.6 ± 0.2 3.1 ± 0.1*
  LW/BW (mg/g) 3.2 ± 0.1 6.2 ± 0.5## 6.3 ± 0.7 4.3 ± 0.5**
  LVEDD (mm) 6.0 ± 0.2 10.5 ± 0.3### 11.1 ± 0.3 9.8 ± 0.3††
  PWT (mm) 3.1 ± 0.2 2.3 ± 0.1## 2.3 ± 0.1 2.4 ± 0.1
  FS (%) 69 ± 3 18 ± 1### 16 ± 1 18 ± 1
  RWT 3.1 ± 0.2 2.3 ± 0.1### 2.3 ± 0.1 2.4 ± 0.1
  1. MI, myocardial infarction; nPT, non-pretreated; PT, pretreated; BW, body weight; TL, tibia length; HW, hearth weight; LW, lung weight; LEVDD, left ventricular diastolic diameter; PWT, posterior wall thickness; RWT, relative wall thickness; FS, fractional shortning. Values are mean ± SEM. #P ≤ 0.05 vs sham, ##P ≤ 0.01 vs sham, ###P ≤ 0.001 vs sham, *P ≤ 0.05 vs MI-control, **P ≤ 0.01 vs MI-control, ***P ≤ 0.001 vs MI-control, P ≤ 0.05 vs MI-nPT, ††P ≤ 0.01 vs MI-nPT, †††P ≤ 0.001 sv MI-nPT.