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Table 2 Morphological and biomechanical properties of rat thoracic aorta with diabetes or valsartan treatment

From: Valsartan blocks thrombospondin/transforming growth factor/Smads to inhibit aortic remodeling in diabetic rats

Groups Dd (mm) Ds (mm) Ps (mmHg) Pd (mmHg) DC (1/kPa) CC (mm 2 /kPa)
Control 1.58 ± 0.14 1.86 ± 0.22 82.67 ± 19.472 64.00 ± 20.993 0.18 ± 0.10 0.48 ± 0.21
Diabetic 1.86 ± 0.18** 2.18 ± 0.18** 97.37 ± 15.011* 71.50 ± 13.135 0.11 ± 0.05* 0.33 ± 0.17*
Valsartan 1.75 ± 0.18* 2.08 ± 0.17* 71.22 ± 19.642 54.89 ± 19.161 0.24 ± 0.14 0.53 ± 0.31
  1. Abbreviations: CC compliance coefficient, DC distensibility coefficient, Dd diastolic diameter, Ds systolic diameter.
  2. * P < 0.05 vs control; ** P < 0.01 vs control; P < 0.05 vs diabetic.