Table 4

 Haemodynamic data

Early atropine DSEConventional DSE
⩾70 years (n = 258)<70 years (n = 258)⩾70 years (n = 290)
Data are mean (SD).
*p<0.05 between patients ⩾70 and <70 years old in early atropine DSE; †p<0.05 between patients ⩾70 years in early atropine and conventional DSE.
Baseline
    Heart rate (beats/min)69 (12)69 (12)69 (11)
    Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)140 (22)136 (20)*138 (17)
    Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)81 (10)84 (10)*80 (11)
    Rate–pressure product (mm Hg/min)9 662 (2 148)9 379 (2 311)9 431 (2 521)
Peak
    Heart rate (beats/min)133 (15)142 (18)*129 (17)†
    % Predicted maximum heart rate92 (9)88 (10)*91 (14)
    Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)143 (29)143 (29)144 (30)
    Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)72 (16)78 (17)*64 (17)
    Rate-pressure product (mm Hg/min)19 033 (4 282)20 324 (4 642)*18 989 (4 284)