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Table 2 Body and Heart Parameters

From: ω-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids prevent pressure overload-induced ventricular dilation and decrease in mitochondrial enzymes despite no change in adiponectin

  WILD TYPE ADIPONECTIN-/-
  SHAM TAC SHAM TAC
  STD ω-3 PUFA STD ω-3 PUFA STD ω-3 PUFA STD ω-3 PUFA
Baseline body mass (g) 23.2 ± 0.4 22.9 ± 0.3 22.9 ± 0.3 23.6 ± 0.3 21.7 ± 0.4 21.7 ± 0.5 21.5 ± 0.3 22.2 ± 0.5
Terminal body mass (g) 28.0 ± 0.6 27.6 ± 0.5 26.1 ± 0.1 25.8 ± 1.1 26.6 ± 0.8 25.5 ± 0.6 26.5 ± 0.7 26.9 ± 0.6
Tibia length (mm) 19.4 ± 0.2 19.7 ± 0.3 19.2 ± 0.2 19.6 ± 0.2 18.9 ± 0.3 18.5 ± 0.2 18.7 ± 0.2 19.1 ± 0.3
Atrial mass/tibia length (mg·cm-1) 0.73 ± 0.07 0.50 ± 0.04 1.60 ± 0.29* 1.16 ± 0.13* 0.55 ± 0.06 0.76 ± 0.09 1.00 ± 0.09* 0.93 ± 0.13
Mean Diastolic Wall Thickness (μm) 76.5 ± 2.8 74.7 ± 3.7 80.9 ± 4.6 100.4 ± 3.6*# 79.8 ± 3.8 84.0 ± 3.6 114.8 ± 5.8* 109.1 ± 6.9*
Ejection Fraction (%) 50.9 ± 2.04 48.8 ± 3.5 25.9 ± 3.6* 22.9 ± 3.3* 51.5 ± 5.1 61.0 ± 3.0 46.5 ± 3.6 51.8 ± 3.5
Systolic Blood Pressure (mm Hg) 112 ± 3 105 ± 3 99 ± 2* 100 ± 3 120 ± 3 116 ± 3 112 ± 3 117 ± 3
Heart Rate (bpm) 597 ± 14 581 ± 15 637 ± 11* 616 ± 10 604 ± 13 577 ± 11 619 ± 11 610 ± 14
  1. Values are mean ± SEM; n = 12-15/group. *P < 0.05 vs. sham; # P < 0.05 vs. standard chow diet. TAC, transverse aortic constriction; STD, standard chow. Heart rate data were obtained in conscious mice during tail cuff blood pressure measurements.