Functional cerebral hyperemia is unaffected by isovolemic hemodilution.

BACKGROUND The cerebral hyperemic effect of hemodilution is well known; however, its mechanism and potential modifying effect on the functional hyperemic response to neuronal activation are unclear. The authors investigated the effects of isovolemic hemodilution on vibrissal stimulation-induced changes in cerebrocortical laser Doppler flow and tissue oxygen… CONTINUE READING