Observations during hypervolemic hemodilution of patients with acute focal cerebral ischemia.


Infusions of 5% albumin and/or dextran 40 in nine patients with acute ischemic neurological deficits reduced mean hematocrit values from 41% to 32%, raised mean central venous pressure from 4 to 12 cm H2O, and reduced mean arterial BP from 101 to 94 mm Hg. Six alert patients had ischemic structural damage on cranial computed tomography. All six alert… (More)


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