Table 2.

o 2 peak and running time to exhaustion before and 2 wk after Sham, unilateral, and bilateral Dnv surgery

Group Presurgery Postsurgery %Change From Presurgery
o 2 peak , ml ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ min− 1
Sham 86.2 ± 1.389.2 ± 5.2 +3.5
Unilateral Dnv87.5 ± 3.2 88.4 ± 5.6 +1.0
Bilateral Dnv 91.8 ± 4.374.5 ± 3.5* −18.8
Time to exhaustion, min
Sham 14.2 ± 0.48 14.2 ± 0.48 0
Unilateral Dnv 14.0 ± 0.22 14.0 ± 0.530
Bilateral Dnv 13.4 ± 0.5312.0 ± 0.82* −10.6
  • Values are means ± SE; n = 6 Sham and 7 unilateral and bilateral Dnv rats, respectively.V˙o 2 peak, peak O2 consumption.

  • * Significantly different from control,P < 0.05.