Table 3: Heart morphometric analysis.

COFORNFOR

Cellular area(μm2)184.30 ± 70.72220.85 ± 59.39*204.04 ± 55.64*
Collagen(%)1.43 ± 1.161.56 ± 1.421.38 ± 1.49
Heart mass(mg)1196.70 ± 140.571198.43 ± 105.891203.18 ± 111.60
Body mass(g)416.20 ± 41.14366.89 ± 24.12*370.29 ± 33.03*
Heart/body mass(mg/g)2.88 ± 0.223.27 ± 0.27*3.25 ± 0.17*

Cellular area and collagen from the left ventricle: CO, FOR and NFOR ( ). A total of 30 cells (cellular area) and 30 fields (collagen) per animal were quantified, for a total of 90 cells and 90 fields per group. Heart mass and body mass: CO ( ), FOR ( ), NFOR ( ). *Significantly different from CO ( ). Mean ± SD.