Effects of Alterations in Blood-Gas Tensions on the Responsiveness of the Cerebral Circulation One Week After the Induction of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

  • W. Fitch
  • D. I. Graham
  • J. D. Pickard
Part of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology book series (ANAESTHESIOLOGY, volume 2)


Studies in the baboon have shown that the responsiveness of the cerebral circulation to alterations in systemic arterial pressure was impaired 1 week after the induction of an artificial subarachnoid haemorrhage(1). The present report describes the effects of alterations in arterial carbon dioxide tension and arterial oxygen tension on cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the same animal model.


Cerebral Blood Flow Nitrous Oxide Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Cerebral Circulation Systemic Arterial Pressure 
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  1. 1.
    Pickard JD, Boisvert DPJ, Graham DI, Fitch W (1979) Late effects of subarachnoid haemorrhage on the response of the primate cerebral circulation to drug-induced changes in arterial blood pressure. J Neurosurg Psychiatr 42:899.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    McDowall DG (1966) In Oxygen Measurements in Blood and Tissues (eds JP Payne and DW Hill), p. 205. London: Churchill.Google Scholar

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  • W. Fitch
  • D. I. Graham
  • J. D. Pickard

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