TABLE 3

Plasma catecholamine concentrations during PET studies

BasalAdenosine stimulation
Saline1 mU · kg−1 · min−15 mU · kg−1 · min−1
Plasma epinephrine (nmol/l)0.10 ± 0.100.17 ± 0.16*0.23 ± 0.16*0.34 ± 0.22§
Plasma norepinephrine (nmol/l)1.6 ± 0.62.0 ± 0.4*2.2 ± 0.4*2.6 ± 0.5§
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * P < 0.05,

  • P < 0.001 vs. basal;

  • P < 0.05,

  • P < 0.001 vs. saline;

  • §

    § P < 0.05 vs. 1 mU · kg− 1 · min−1.