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Table 3 Changes in perfusion parameters and myocardial perfusion reserve with hyperaemia

From: Effect of streptozotocin-induced diabetes on myocardial blood flow reserve assessed by myocardial contrast echocardiography in rats

Variable Changes with Hyperaemia
Controls Diabetics p
MBF, ml·min-1·g -1 3.09 ± 0.98 1.28 ± 0.67
β, min-1 9.1 ± 1.2 9.5 ± 1.1 0.06
rBV, ml·ml-1 0.073 ± 0.015 0.023 ± 0.009 *
MPR 2.39 ± 0.89 1.38 ± 0.43
  1. Values are mean ± SD. *p = 0.0001;
  2. †p = 0.005. MBF = myocardial blood flow; rBV = relative blood volume; MPR = myocardial perfusion reserve