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Table 1 Weight data from sham, ovariectomized (Ovx) and estrogen replacement

From: Myocardial contractility is preserved early but reduced late after ovariectomy in young female rats

  7 days 15 days 30 days 60 days
  Sham Ovx Sham Ovx Sham Ovx Sham Ovx Ovx+E2
BW (g) 195 ± 3 201 ± 5 204 ± 3 232 ± 8* 233 ± 3 274 ± 5* 256 ± 5 310 ± 9* 251 ± 9#
LV/BW (mg/g) 2.25 ± 0.06 2.12 ± 0.07 2.21 ± 0.07 2.07 ± 0.05 2.25 ± 0.09 2.09 ± 0.06 2.0 ± 0.03 1.9 ± 0.04 1.93 ± 0.05
RV/BW (mg/g) 0.57 ± 0.02 0.55 ± 0.02 0.52 ± 0.02 0.53 ± 0.01 0.54 ± 0.01 0.58 ± 0.04 0.48 ± 0.03 0.49 ± 0.02 0.54 ± 0.02
Uterus/BW (mg/g) 2.09 ± 0.14 0.70 ± 0.04* 2.40 ± 0.17 0.60 ± 0.05* 1.96 ± 0.07 0.47 ± 0.04* 2.60 ± 0.16 0.45 ± 0.04* 2.56 ± 0.19#
Papillary Muscle (mg) 5.5 ± 0.46 5.6 ± 0.56 4.9 ± 0.35 6.1 ± 0.51 4.11 ± 0.36 5.0 ± 0.4 5.2 ± 0.47 5.7 ± 0.33 5.9 ± 0.5
  1. LV - Left Ventricle, RV - Right Ventricle, BW - Body Weight. Data are expressed as mean ± SEM.
  2. *OVx vs Sham, # Ovx+E2 vs Ovx, p < 0.05 unpaired t-test. N = 6-15 (Ovx+E2) groups