Essential Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics

  • John P. McCartney
  • Kathleen M. Thomas-Lukes
  • Camilo R. Gomez


The introduction of transcranial Doppler (TCD) has allowed for a relatively basic understanding of cerebral hemodynamics The technique has made evident the important effect of many variables, such as resistance, intracranial pressure (ICP), variations in partial pressure of carbon dioxide (CO2), and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), on cerebral blood flow velocities. The following is an overview of the most fundamental hemodynamic principles of TCD.


Cerebral Blood Flow Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Vessel Segment Cerebral Autoregulation Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. McCartney
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kathleen M. Thomas-Lukes
    • 3
    • 4
  • Camilo R. Gomez
    • 5
  1. 1.DWL Electronic Systems Inc.Santa ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Menlo ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Safety and DevelopmentAmgen, Inc.Thousand OaksUSA
  4. 4.Cerebral Blood LaboratoryUniversity of California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Department of Neurology Comprehensive Stroke CenterUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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