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Assessing Inter-subject Variability in Cerebral Blood Flow Control Measurements

  • Dragana NikolicEmail author
  • David M. Simpson
  • E. Katsogridakis
  • Ronney B. Panerai
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 57)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to assess inter-individual variability and repeatability in measures assessing blood flow control in the brain during spontaneous and enhanced fluctuations in blood pressure. There is clear evidence of inter-individual difference during enhanced blood pressure variability, but not at rest. This difference exceeds the within-individual variability by factor of 2.73.

Keywords

Cerebral autoregulation Arterial blood pressure Cerebral blood flow control Inter-subject variability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dragana Nikolic
    • 1
    Email author
  • David M. Simpson
    • 1
  • E. Katsogridakis
    • 2
  • Ronney B. Panerai
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Sound and Vibration ResearchUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SciencesUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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