Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Association between echocardiographic structural parameters and body weight in Wistar rats

Full text
Oliveira-Junior, Silvio A. ; Martinez, Paula F. ; Fan, William Y. C. ; Nakatani, Bruno T. ; Pagan, Luana U. ; Padovani, Carlos R. ; Cicogna, Antonio C. ; Okoshi, Marina P. ; Okoshi, Katashi
Total Authors: 9
Document type: Journal article
Source: ONCOTARGET; v. 8, n. 16, p. 26100-26105, APR 18 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Background: The association between echocardiographic structural parameters and body weight (BW) during rat development has been poorly addressed. We evaluated echocardiographic variables: left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic (LVDD) and end-systolic (LVSD) diameters, LV diastolic posterior wall thickness (PWT), left atrial diameter (LA), and aortic diameter (AO) in function of BW during development. Results/Materials and Methods: Male Wistar rats (n = 328, BW: 302-702 g) were retrospectively used to construct regression models and 95% confidence intervals relating to cardiac structural parameters and BW. Adjusted indexes were significant to all relationships; the regression model for predicting LVDD (R2 = 0.678; p < 0.001) and AO (R2 = 0.567; p < 0.001) had the highest prediction coefficients and LA function the lowest prediction coefficient (R2 = 0.274; p < 0.01). These relationships underwent validation by performing echocardiograms on additional rats (n = 43, BW: 300-600 g) and testing whether results were within confidence intervals of our regressions. Prediction models for AO and LA correctly allocated 38 (88.4%) and 39 rats (90.7%), respectively, within the 95% confidence intervals. Regression models for LVDD, LVSD, and PWT included 27 (62.7%), 30 (69.8%), and 19 (44.2%) animals, respectively, within the 95% confidence intervals. Conclusions: Increase in cardiac structures is associated with BW gain during rat growth. LA and AO can be correctly predicted using regression models; prediction of PWT and LV diameters is not accurate. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/17539-5 - Influence of physical exercise on cardiac remodeling, oxidative stress, and signaling of MAPK and NF-kB in spontaneously hypertensive rats
Grantee:Katashi Okoshi
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants