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Table 5 Comparison of heart rate (beat/min) in the studied groups (data are presented as mean ± SD)

From: Midazolam–ketamine versus dexmedetomidine–ketamine combinations for anesthesia of pediatric patients undergoing cardiac catheterization

HR Group D (n = 25) Group M (n = 25) P value
Baseline 114.82 ± 15.73 112.3 ± 17.3 0.527
After induction 109.24 ± 13.34 114.12 ± 15.14 0.232
10 min 93.16 ± 11.25*,** 110.64 ± 12.91 < 0.05
20 min 92.45 ± 10.81*,** 112. 15 ± 11.36 < 0.05
30 min 94.37 ± 11.62*,** 115.34 ± 12.72 < 0.05
  1. *Statistically significant (P value < 0.05) (when compared with baseline value)
  2. **Statistically significant (P value < 0.05) (group D versus group M)
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