Figure 1: Myocardial glucose (top) and fatty acid (middle) uptakes as well as oxidative metabolism (bottom) modulation in the LV myocardium of AR rats as evaluated by μPET. Myocardial rate of glucose (MMRG) and FTHA uptake and myocardial oxidative metabolism using acetate were evaluated as described in the Materials and Methods section in both sham-operated and AR rats 8 weeks post-surgery (n=4/gr.) and are expressed as the mean ± SEM. P values were calculated using the student t-test.