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Table 2 Effects of TCM on systolic blood pressure and body weight

From: Ameliorative effects of Xue-Fu-Zhu-Yu decoction, Tian-Ma-Gou-Teng-Yin and Wen-Dan decoction on myocardial fibrosis in a hypertensive rat mode

   SHRs
WKY Control TMGTY WDD XFZYD CAPTOPRIL
6 g∙kg−1 12 g∙kg−1 6 g∙kg−1 12 g∙kg−1 6 g∙kg−1 12 g∙kg−1 30 mg∙kg−1 60 mg∙kg−1
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)          
Before 123 ± 13 177 ± 8** 173 ± 13 176 ± 9 175 ± 11 179 ± 7 172 ± 14 170 ± 16 177 ± 13 178 ± 11
After 128 ± 11 188 ± 6** 179 ± 8 178 ± 6 177 ± 7 180 ± 9 170 ± 12 168 ± 5 161 ± 10* *** 153 ± 9* ***
Body weight (g)           
Before 299 ± 7 310 ± 5 305 ± 9 303 ± 6 302 ± 7 306 ± 7 294 ± 11 298 ± 8 305 ± 7 302 ± 10
After 361 ± 12 363 ± 4 345 ± 10 351 ± 11 342 ± 13 336 ± 5 332 ± 10 330 ± 9 330 ± 8 329 ± 14
  1. **p < 0.01 compared to the WKY rats, ***p < 0.05 compared to the SHR control
  2. *p < 0.05 compared to the corresponding data before the experiment