Brain Ischemia pp 237-245 | Cite as

Autoregulation, Hypertension and Regulation of the Cerebral Circulation

  • D. D. Heistad


Acute and chronic increases in blood pressure have important effects on cerebral blood vessels. In recent years, new concepts and hypotheses have been proposed concerning the mechanisms of autoregulation during acute increases in blood pressure, adaptive changes of cerebral blood vessels during chronic hypertension, and mechanisms that ultimately lead to cerebral vascular events that are typical of chronic hypertension. Some of these new concepts and hypotheses will be reviewed, as well as well accepted concepts about the effects of hypertension on cerebral blood vessels.


Endothelial Dysfunction Heart Circ Chronic Hypertension Cerebral Blood Vessel Hypertensive Encephalopathy 
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