Blood pressure and cardiac function.

Systolic blood pressure (A), ventricular contractility (B), time constant of isovolumic relaxation (Tau; C) and left ventricular end diastolic pressure (LVEDP; D) in control (n = 10) and STNx (vehicle, ramipril, Ang 1–7, ramipril + Ang 1–7; n = 12/group) rats. Data expressed as mean±SEM. *P<0.05, **P<0.01 vs. control and # P<0.05, ## P<0.01, ### P<0.001 vs. STNx