Figure 5: Average LV functional parameters and LVM determined by MRI. In the MI group, EDV (a) and ESV (b) were significantly higher at 4 weeks. ESV was also higher at 2 weeks compared to sham rats. EF (c) was significantly lower at both 2 and 4 weeks. LVM (d) was significantly higher at 2 weeks and 4 weeks in MI rats indicating hypertrophy. * versus week 2 sham, † versus week 4 sham.