Cerebrovascular response to normal pregnancy: a longitudinal study.

@article{Bergersen2006CerebrovascularRT,
  title={Cerebrovascular response to normal pregnancy: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Tone Kristin Bergersen and Tom William Hartgill and Jouko Pirhonen},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={290 5},
  pages={H1856-61}
}
We used a longitudinal study design (gestational weeks 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36 and 12 wk postpartum ) to investigate the effect of normal pregnancy on cerebral autoregulation and pressor response. Blood flow velocities in the right internal carotid artery, end-tidal CO2, and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were simultaneously and continuously recorded in 16 healthy pregnant women during standardized hyperventilation and handgrip. Blood flow velocities were recorded using Doppler ultrasound sampled… CONTINUE READING

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