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Table 2 Heart rate changes in both study groups

From: Intravenous magnesium-fentanyl sedation versus midazolam-fentanyl sedation before local anesthesia for eye surgery: a comparative study

  Magnesium-fentanyl group (n = 50) Midazolam-fentanyl group (n = 50)  
Heart rate (bpm) Mean SD Mean SD p value
Pre-induction heart rate 68.4 12.2 73.0 13.7 0.076
1–10 min after sedation 68.0 11.6 73.4 14.2 0.041*
2–20 min after sedation 68.2 12.3 72.2 13.1 0.117
3–30 min after sedation 70.7 9.9 71.7 13.5 0.667
Postoperative heart rate 73.2 11.3 76.3 13.7 0.220
  1. bpm beat per minute
  2. *indicates a statistically significant result
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