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Table 1 Animal characteristics.

From: Gene expression profile of rat left ventricles reveals persisting changes following chronic mild exercise protocol: implications for cardioprotection

  Control rats Exercise-trained rats p
Number of animals 10 10  
Body weight, g 588 (496–629) 567 (519–613) ns
Heart weight, g 1.41 (1.30–1.56) 1.40 (1.23–1.60) ns
Heart/body weight ratio 2.46 (2.27–2.66) 2.48 (2.34–2.80) ns
Left ventricle wall thickness, mm 4.16 (3.70–5.10) 4.08 (3.55–5.02) ns
LV/(RV+S) 0.95 (0.81–1.04) 0.91 (0.84–1.47) ns
Soleus/body weight ratio 0.38 (0.30–0.48) 0.45 (0.40–0.51) 0.002
  1. LV/(RV+S) = Left ventricle/(right ventricle + septum) wall thickness. Data are expressed as median and range.