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Table 2 Baseline heart rate, arterial pressure and hind-limb blood flow 6 and 24 h after instillation of diesel exhaust particulate (DEP) or saline (assessed before vasodilator administration)

From: Diesel exhaust particulate induces pulmonary and systemic inflammation in rats without impairing endothelial function ex vivo or in vivo

  Treatment group
  6 h 24 h
  Non-instilled Saline DEP Saline DEP
HR
(bpm)
354 ± 6 352 ± 7 372 ± 11 335 ± 6 353 ± 7
SBP
(mmHg)
103.9 ± 5.7 105.1 ± 5.1 130.7 ± 13.4* 101.3 ± 2.4 116.9 ± 5.9
DBP
(mmHg)
88.9 ± 6.5 98.7 ± 5.0 122.5 ± 12.8 85.3 ± 2.2 101.8 ± 7.1
MABP
(mmHg)
91.4 ± 7.4 100.9 ± 5.0 125.3 ± 13.0 91.2 ± 1.8 106.8 ± 6.5
HBF
(ml/min)
2.3 ± 0.3 2.4 ± 0.4 2.7 ± 0.2 2.0 ± 0.3 2.6 ± 0.3
  1. DEP, Diesel Exhaust Particles; HR, heart rate; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; MABP, mean arterial blood pressure; HBF, hind-limb blood flow.
  2. Results are mean ± SEM (n = 5-8). Not significant (P > 0.05) unless otherwise stated. *P < 0.05, saline vs DEP, Bonferroni post-hoc test, following two-way ANOVA