Hemodilution increases cerebral blood flow in acute ischemic stroke.

  title={Hemodilution increases cerebral blood flow in acute ischemic stroke.},
  author={Sissel Vorstrup and A Andersen and Marianne Juhler and Bianca Brun and Gudrun Boysen},
  volume={20 7},
We measured cerebral blood flow in 10 consecutive, but selected, patients with acute ischemic stroke (less than 48 hours after onset) before and after hemodilution. Cerebral blood flow was measured by xenon-133 inhalation and emission tomography, and only patients with focal hypoperfusion in clinically relevant areas were included. Hemodilution was done according to the hematocrit level: for a hematocrit greater than or equal to 42%, 500 ml whole blood was drawn and replaced by the same volume… CONTINUE READING


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