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Table 2 Tibial length, cardiac anatomy and morphometric analysis

From: Subchronic exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles modifies cardiac structure and performance in spontaneously hypertensive rats

  CTRL (n = 9) TiO2-NP (n = 11)
Tibial length (mm) 38.2 ± 0.95 35.7 ± 0.25 *
BW (g) 359.3 ± 6.47 356.1 ± 5.70
LVW (mg) 1200 ± 25.50 1119.13 ± 27.91 *
LVW/BW (mg/g) 3.39 ± 0.10 3.16 ± 0.11
LV mass (mm3) 1132.1 ± 24.06 1055.8 ± 26.33 *
LV wall thickness (mm) 2.28 ± 0.09 2.26 ± 0.06
LV chamber diameter (mm) 7.43 ± 0.40 7.68 ± 0.25
LV chamber length (mm) 15.44 ± 0.50 15.11 ± 0.42
LV chamber volume (mm3) 361.3 ± 38.16 469.3 ± 31.29 *
LV mass/chamber volume 3.11 ± 0.33 2.39 ± 0.16
Total fibrosis (%) 7.64 ± 1.11 15.44 ± 3.09 *
Diffuse Fibrosis (%) 4.24 ± 0.82 11.69 ± 3.18 *
Perivascular Fibrosis (%) 3.59 ± 0.49 4.69 ± 0.45
  1. Values are means ± SEM
  2. Unpaired Student’s t-test
  3. BW body weight measured before sacrifice, LV left ventricular, LVW left ventricular weight
  4. *p < 0.05 vs CTRL