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Table 1 Macroscopic evaluation of LV geometry

From: Interstitial changes after reperfused myocardial infarction in swine: morphometric and genetic analysis

  CONTROL ISCHEMIA WITHOUT REPERFUSION 1-WEEK REPERFUSION 1-MONTH REPERFUSION
LAD-perfused area (% of LV)   64 ± 6 76 ± 8 66 ± 13
Infarct area (% LAD perfused area)   0 ± 0 34 ± 13** 26 ± 11**
Myocardial wall thickness, mm
 Necrotic area 10 ± 2.3 10 ± 2.0 9 ± 2.7 6 ± 2.9*#
 Salvaged area 10 ± 2.3 11 ± 2.1 11 ± 2.5 11 ± 3.8
  1. Data were expressed as mean ± SD (n ≥ 5) and were analysed by unpaired t-Student’s test. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 vs. control; #P < 0.05 vs. corresponding salvaged area
  2. Abbreviations: LAD Left anterior descending; LV Left ventricle