Table 4.

Quantitative morphologic assessment of the aorta

Groups No. of Animals Lumen Diameter (mm) Wall Thickness (μm)
aP < 0.05 versus groups 1, 2, 3, and 4.
1. Sham operation 5 1.82 ± 0.06 82.4 ± 6.64
2. Sham operation + ET-RA 5 1.76 ± 0.14 89.3 ± 8.45
3. Sham operation + mesenteric artery ligation 5 1.75 ± 0.08 91.1 ± 5.41
4. Sham operation + mesenteric artery ligation + ET-RA 7 1.76 ± 0.09 88.9 ± 8.06
5. SNX 9 1.73 ± 0.11 99.4 ± 12.0a
6. SNX + ET-RA 9 1.74 ± 0.08 96.4 ± 12.9a
7. SNX + mesenteric artery ligation 8 1.77 ± 0.05 104.0 ± 6.84a
8. SNX + mesenteric artery ligation + ET-RA 10 1.76 ± 0.09 96.8 ± 8.39a
ANOVA NS P < 0.05