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Table 2 Basic and laboratory parameters

From: Angiotensin II receptor blocker telmisartan attenuates aortic stiffening and remodelling in STZ-diabetic rats

Group Body weight (g) Heart weight (mg) Cardiac index (%) Urine glucose (mmol/L)
  Before After    
Control 130 ± 10 408 ± 24 950 ± 90 2.32 ± 0.22 1.6 ± 0.9
Diabetes 135 ± 12 216 ± 59* 620 ± 130* 2.79 ± 0.25 511.6 ± 97.2*#
Diabetes + telmisartan 135 ± 14 254 ± 62* 670 ± 120* 2.67 ± 0.35 424.9 ± 63.5*
  1. Body weight was assessed at the beginning and at the end of the experiment.
  2. P <0.05 vs Control; *P <0.001 vs Control; #P <0.05 vs Diabetes + telmisartan.
  3. Cardiac index = heart weight (mg)/body weight (g).