Table. 2—

Heart weights in grams

CONAVMCMC+AV
RV0.234±0.0090.368±0.017*0.394±0.040*0.523±0.023#
IVS0.305±0.0120.393±0.033#0.286±0.0150.309±0.015
LV0.526±0.0220.735±0.036#0.459±0.0170.516±0.034
RA0.029±0.0030.077±0.006*0.053±0.0110.107±0.006#
LA0.019±0.0020.062±0.006*0.033±0.0060.035±0.003*
HW/BW2.72±0.073.82±0.12*3.39±0.14*4.42±0.16#
  • Data are presented as mean±sem. CON: healthy control animals; AV: animals with increased pulmonary blood flow due to an aortocaval shunt; MC: animals with increased pulmonary arterial pressure due to monocrotaline injections; MC+AV: animals with both increased pulmonary arterial pressure and increased pulmonary blood flow, receiving both monocrotaline and an aortocaval shunt; RV: right ventricle; IVS: interventricular septum; LV: left ventricle; RA: right atrium; LA: left atrium; HW/BW: heart weight to body weight ratio. *: p<0.05 versus control group, #: p<0.05 versus all other groups.