Experiments on Wistar rats showed that blood flow in the cortex and subcortical brain structures was not completely restored within 21 days after transient ischemia caused by bilateral carotid artery occlusion with controlled hypotension. After 7 days of reinfusion, the end-diastolic blood flow velocity increases with simultaneous decrease in pulsation… (More)
Reactions of pial vessels to hypercapnia were studied in Wistar rats one week after global cerebral ischemia. In ischemic rats, the responsiveness of pial vessels to hypercapnia was diminished, which promoted a decrease in cerebral perfusion reserve. Changes in vascular responsiveness in the arterial and venous subdivisions of the vascular bed were observed… (More)
The responses of rat pial vessels to red laser irradiation can be mediated by NO. NO mainly affects major arteries and did not contribute to reactivity of small pial arteries and precortical arterioles.