Figure 2: Heat Map Showing the Fold Changes of Paired Aortic Tissue and Plasma Ceramide Levels in Patients With Versus Without Myocardial Infarction 2 Weeks Prior to Surgery

Patients with recent acute myocardial infarction (AMI) had higher levels of plasma and arterial ceramides than patients without recent AMI. Red represents an increase in levels, whereas blue represents a decrease in levels. X represents undetectable. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01.