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Table 1 Hemodynamic status and plasma nitric oxide metabolite content before and after the sublingual topical application of acetylcholine and nitroglycerin

From: Assessment of endothelial cell function and physiological microcirculatory reserve by video microscopy using a topical acetylcholine and nitroglycerin challenge

  Before topical application of acetylcholine and nitroglycerin (n = 30) After topical application of acetylcholine and nitroglycerin (n = 11) p
Plasma nitric oxide metabolite content [μmol/l] 15.82 ± 1.28 14.35 ± 1.59 0.66
Heart rate [1/min] 59 ± 1 61 ± 5 >0.99
Systolic arterial pressure [mmHg] 119 ± 2 126 ± 6 0.38
Mean arterial pressure [mmHg] 89 ± 2 93 ± 5 0.48
Diastolic arterial pressure [mmHg] 73 ± 2 77 ± 5 0.68
Cardiac output [l/min] 7.9 ± 0.3 7.8 ± 0.5 0.65
DO2 [ml/min] 1531 ± 74 1544 ± 111 0.61
SaO2 [kPa] 97.7 ± 0.1 97.1 ± 0.4 0.18
PaO2 [kPa] 12.9 ± 0.2 12.1 ± 0.5 0.21
CaO2 [ml O2/l] 193 ± 2 197 ± 3 0.24
PaCO2 [kPa] 5.0 ± 0.1 5.2 ± 0.1 0.24
Hb [g/l] 14.7 ± 0.2 15.1 ± 0.2 0.18
Hematocrit [%] 43.2 ± 0.5 44.4 ± 0.7 0.21
Lactate [mmol/l] 0.9 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.1 0.96
  1. Values are given as mean ± SEM
  2. Pa systemic arterial pressure, DO 2 delivery of oxygen, CaO 2 arterial oxygen content, Hb hemoglobin concentration