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Table 4 Effect of Avemar or Echinacea treatment on serum interleukin-8 level (pg/ml) at different time intervals from AMI development (n = 6/group)

From: Avemar and Echinacea extracts enhance mobilization and homing of CD34+ stem cells in rats with acute myocardial infarction

  Day 1 Day 7 Day 14
Normal 361 ± 11.7
AMI 448 ± 26.5 371 ± 25.8 314 ± 14.5
AMI post-treated with Avemar 448 ± 26.5 356 ± 31.8 382 ± 31.3
AMI pre- and post-treated with Avemar 438 ± 38.7 413 ± 36.5 411 ± 36.8
AMI post-treated with Echinacea 448 ± 26.5 385 ± 20.2 383 ± 10.4
AMI pre- and post-treated with Echinacea 400 ± 14.8 394 ± 15.9 431 ± 5.5
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard error, with no significant difference between groups. AMI acute myocardial infarction