Table 2.

Norepinephrine levels in normal and infarcted animals

BaselineBSGSBaselineBMCGS
Normal pigs (CS)0.38 ± 0.098.70 ± 2.28*0.54 ± 0.1613.73 ± 4.47*
Normal pigs (IVC)0.58 ± 0.221.52 ± 0.29*0.55 ± 0.071.61 ± 0.29*
Infarct pigs (CS)1.35 ± 0.417.47 ± 1.48*1.79 ± 0.517.83 ± 2.16*
Infarct pigs (IVC)1.97 ± 0.542.53 ± 0.281.89 ± 0.463.78 ± 0.95*
  • Values (in ng/ml) are means ± SE. CS, coronary sinus; IVC, inferior vena cava; BSGS, bilateral stellate ganglion stimulation; BMCGS, bilateral middle cervical ganglion stimulation.

  • * P < 0.05 compared with baseline.