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Table 1 Heart rate and mean arterial pressure findings

From: Effects of dopexamine on the intestinal microvascular blood flow and leucocyte activation in a sepsis model in rats

  Group Time (hours)
   0 0.5 1 2 3 4
Heart rate (beats/minute) CON 335 ± 18 347 ± 20 351 ± 20 349 ± 21 343 ± 19 339 ± 9*
  LPS 342 ± 11 347 ± 12 365 ± 17 387 ± 11 378 ± 11 390 ± 9
  DPX 321 ± 9 366 ± 9 399 ± 7§ 394 ± 8§ 384 ± 15§ 394 ± 12§
Mean arterial pressure (mmHg) CON 120 ± 5 119 ± 8*† 109 ± 7* 107 ± 8 116 ± 3 118 ± 5*
  LPS 116 ± 3 74 ± 2 87 ± 3 94 ± 4 88 ± 3 89 ± 5
  DPX 120 ± 6 70 ± 2§ 107 ± 7§ 102 ± 7§ 104 ± 8§ 99 ± 9§
  1. CON, control group; DPX, DPX group (endotoxin plus dopexamine); LPS, LPS group (endotoxin infusion only). *P < 0.05 CON versus LPS; P < 0.05 CON versus DPX; P < 0.05 LPS versus LPS at baseline; §P < 0.05 DPX versus DPX at baseline.