Table 2

Reactive Hyperemic Response Before and 6 Months After Heart Transplantation

Placebo Group (n = 12)Treatment Group (n = 13)
Before Tx6 mo After TxBefore Tx6 mo After Tx
Rest perfusion (AU)58 ± 989 ± 971 ± 878 ± 9
Peak hyperemia (AU)99 ± 9141 ± 10a101 ± 9124 ± 6a
Time to recovery (s)75.3 ± 11.143.0 ± 6.7a70.2 ± 13.374.7 ± 10.5c
Perfusion debt repayment area (AU)3,146 ± 6701,867 ± 350b3,447 ± 7413,310 ± 520c
  • a p < 0.05,

  • b p < 0.01 versus preoperative values.

  • c p < 0.05 versus 6-month placebo group value. Data presented are mean value ± SEM. AU = arbitrary units; Tx = transplantation.