Table 3

Plasma brain natriuretic peptide and noradrenaline concentrations at rest and at peak exercise after administration of pyridostigmine and placebo

RestPeak exerciseRestPeak exercisep Value Pyr v Plac
All values expressed as mean (SEM).
*p<0.05 v rest.
BNP, brain natriuretic peptide; NA, noradrenaline; Plac, placebo; Pyr, pyridostigmine.
Plasma BNP179 (73)212 (74)*162 (51)215 (62)*0.62
Plasma NA447 (75)1294 (151)*490 (110)1521 (284)*0.80