Vehicle
(n=12)

LPS
(n=13)

LPS+4F
(n=12)

MAP (mmHg)

94 ± 2

97 ± 6

92 ± 5

Systolic BP (mmHg)

114 ± 2

116 ± 5

110 ± 5

Diastolic BP (mmHg)

75 ± 2

76 ± 5

73 ± 4

HR (beats/min)

340 ± 5

382 ± 13 *

378 ± 9 *

LVEDP (mmHg)

6 ± 1

2 ± 1 *

4 ± 1 *,#

LVESP (mmHg)

70 ± 3

64 ± 3

64 ± 3

Heart wet-dry weight ratio

3.38 ± 0.05

3.77 ± 0.14 *

3.48 ± 0.04#

Table 2: Pressure measurements in control, LPS and LPS+4F treated rats. Data were obtained 24 hrs post treatment and are means ± SEM. * (P < 0.05) denotes a significant difference compared to vehicle treated rats. # (P < 0.05) denotes a significant difference compared to LPS-treated rats.