Ischaemic penumbra: highlights.

  title={Ischaemic penumbra: highlights.},
  author={Isabella Fernanda Pestalozza and Silvia Di Legge and Marco Calabresi and Gian Luigi Lenzi},
  journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension},
  volume={24 7-8},
The ischaemic penumbra was described for the first time in the late 1970s as a ring of hypoperfused zone surrounding the region of complete infarction. The penumbral zone is a functionally silent tissue which is able to regain its function if promptly reperfused. This implies that the ischaemic penumbra is not a static but a "dynamic" and "time-dependent" concept. In this paper we describe the role of neuroimmaging tecniques such as single photon emission tomography (SPET), positron emission… CONTINUE READING

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