The Effect of Hypocapnia on Normal and Increased Intracranial Pressure in Cats and Rabbits

  • Zbigniew Czernicki
  • Jerzy Jurkiewicz
  • Adam Kunicki

Abstract

Hyperventilation (HV) is very frequently employed to lower increased intracranial pressure (ICP) (1,2). The beneficial effect of HV is the result of vasoconstriction. This, however, may lead to hypoxia.

Keywords

Hypocapnia intracranial pressure CSF lactate 

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  • Zbigniew Czernicki
  • Jerzy Jurkiewicz
  • Adam Kunicki

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