Table 1 MI-induced edema in LV is marked with splenic mass depletion.
ParametersNo-MI
(naïve controls)
MI d1MI d5
Mice (n)101010
Body weight (g)22.4 ± 1.024.3 ± 1.621.9 ± 0.6
LV weight (mg)72.1 ± 2.085.4 ± 5.3*100.6 ± 2.4*
Spleen weight (mg)62.5 ± 3.253.4 ± 4.9*80.8 ± 5.3*
LV/tibia4.3 ± 0.15.1 ± 0.3*6.1 ± 0.1*
Lung weight (mg)154 ± 19142 ± 13184 ± 22*

*P < 0.05 compared to no-MI naïve controls by ANOVA.