cTnI and PTX 3 levels measured in plasma of the different studied rat groups. cTnI markedly increased after ischemia in plasma. Treatment with flaxseed separately and in combination with exercise attenuated the increase in cTnI levels. PTX 3 levels increased after ischemia in plasma. Treatment with flaxseed attenuated the increase in PTX 3 level. Combined treatment with flaxseed and exercise increased PTX 3 level in rat’s plasma. Data from plasma of ten rats in each group are shown as mean ± S.D.