Cerebral blood flow following normovolemic hemodilution in patients with high hematocrit.

@article{Henriksen1981CerebralBF,
  title={Cerebral blood flow following normovolemic hemodilution in patients with high hematocrit.},
  author={Leif Henriksen and Olaf Bjarne Paulson and Rachel J. Smith},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1981},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={454-7}
}
The effects on cerebral hemodynamics of venisection and a 4% albumin-saline infusion were studied in six patients with high hematocrit (mean, 51.5%). Cerebral blood flow (CBF) was measured using the xenon 133 intracarotid injection method. Blood gases were measured in arterial and jugular venous blood. Rapid two-stage hemodilution, which lowered mean hematocrit by 9 and 13%, resulted in CBF increases of 19 and 23%, respectively. Jugular venous partial pressure of oxygen and oxygen delivery… CONTINUE READING