Acute effects of smoking on human cerebral blood flow: a transcranial Doppler ultrasonography study.


Middle cerebral artery (MCA) flow velocity was continuously monitored during smoking in an observational study (n = 14) using transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography. Cerebral autoregulatory vasodilator capacitance under inspired CO2 challenge was also measured before smoking and at peak smoking effect. Several puffs on a single lighted cigarette over a… (More)