Table 3

Results of tests in depressed and control groups

DepressionControlp Value (non-paired t test)
Data are mean (SEM).
BA, brachial artery; BP, blood pressure; BRS, baroreceptor sensitivity; FMD, flow mediated dilatation; GTN, glyceryl trinitrate.
Systolic BP (mm Hg)117 (2.7)113 (3.6)NS
Diastolic BP (mm Hg)76 (5.2)71 (2.8)NS
BRS (ms/mm Hg)19.3 (2.8)20.9 (2.6)NS
BA baseline diameter (mm)3.44 (0.23)3.38 (0.22)NS
FMD (%)−0.7 (1.7)5.7 (0.9)0.005
GTN dilatation (%)18.5 (2.4)19.0 (2.5)NS