Table 3. Cardiovascular parameters in the in vivo situation
ParameterShamSepsis
Aortic systolic pressure (mmHg)91 ± 384 ± 2
Aortic diastolic pressure (mmHg)63 ± 356 ± 3
Mean aortic pressure (mmHg)76 ± 370 ± 2
Left ventricle developed pressure (mmHg)104 ± 396 ± 2
Heart rate (beats/min)246 ± 5273 ± 7a
dP/dtmax (mmHg/s)5279 ± 2125268 ± 288
dP/dtmin (mmHg/s)4342 ± 2354148 ± 193
  • The results represent a mean and S.E.M. of 30 animals in each group. Sham, sham‐operated animals; Sepsis, septicemic animals; dP/dt max, contraction; dP/dt min, relaxation.

  • a Significantly different.