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Table 4 Means and standard deviations of coefficients of the second order polynomial curve fits to individual rats in PWV = a + b×MAP + c×MAP2

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

Group a (mean ± SD) b (mean ± SD) c (mean ± SD)
Control 3.8 ± 0.9 −0.02 ± 0.02 0.00023 ± 0.00009
Diabetes 6.0 ± 2.1 −0.07 ± 0.04* 0.00045 ± 0.00018*
Diabetes + telmisartan 5.1 ± 1.5 −0.05 ± 0.03 0.00038 ± 0.00014
  1. *P <0.05, Bonferroni adjusted unpaired t-test. SD, standard deviation; MAP, mean arterial pressure.