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Table 2 High-energy phosphates, hypoxanthine and xanthine myocardial content at T2 (end of the 60-minute intravenous infusion)

From: Role of calcium desensitization in the treatment of myocardial dysfunction after deep hypothermic circulatory arrest

(nmol/mg protein) Control Epinephrine Levosimendan
Phosphocreatine 14.30 ± 7.92 6.78 ± 6.04 11.57 ± 0.76
ATP 18.65 ± 5.63 15.80 ± 2.11 25.25 ± 1.91*
ADP 8.74 ± 1.47 10.92 ± 2.12 9.63 ± 0.85
AMP 3.26 ± 1.92 6.26 ± 1.52§ 2.64 ± 0.42°
Hypoxanthine 0.42 ± 0.07 0.33 ± 0.15 0.48 ± 0.03
Xanthine 0.43 ± 0.09 0.56 ± 0.19 0.38 ± 0.00
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. *P<0.001; °P<0.01 vs epinephrine. §P<0.05 vs control.