Figure 5: Analysis of Systemic and Myocardial Cytokine Levels in Control Animals and Those With Takotsubo-Like Cardiomyopathy

Analysis of systemic and myocardial cytokine levels in control animals and those with Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy at day 3 (d3) and day 14 (d14) are shown. Serum levels of IL-6 (A) and IL-10 (B) are mean pg/ml levels ± SD; gene expression levels of IL-6 (C) and IL-10 (D). Groups analyzed consisted of control, saline-injected animals (n = 10), isoprenaline-injected animals sacrificed 3 days after injection (n = 9), and isoprenaline-injected animals sacrificed 14 days after injection (n = 5). Values are mean fold change over control animals ± SD. Values above each bar indicate p values compared with control animals. IL = interleukin.