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Table 3 Heart rate changes in the studied groups (bpm)

From: The effect of dexmedetomidine versus propofol in traumatic brain injury: evaluation of some hemodynamic and intracranial pressure changes

Heart rate Propofol group (n = 20) DEX group (n = 20) Mixed group (n = 20) p value
Baseline 114.15 ± 10.16 116.15 ± 8.62 117.15 ± 13.99 0.689
After 2 h 109.55 ± 10.36 106.15 ± 8.62 107.15 ± 13.99 0.618
After 4 h 104.35 ± 10.64 101.85 ± 8.7 101.8 ± 14.22 0.723
After 8 h 105.1 ± 10.94 96.55 ± 8.47* 97.15 ± 13.98* 0.035*
After 12 h 103.85 ± 13.79 97.25 ± 11.67 97.45 ± 15.85 0.240
After 24 h 95.1 ± 15.53 98.5 ± 13.3 101.05 ± 16.54 0.466
After 36 h 95.7 ± 15.35 89.1 ± 13.18 89.9 ± 15.85 0.315
After 48 h 95.9 ± 15.99 89.55 ± 14.52 89.65 ± 15.57 0.333
  1. *p value for these results are significant as it is less than 0.01