Effects of the Antihypertensive Drug Ketanserin on Intracranial Pressure in Patients with Head Trauma
Neurotraumatized patients are often hypertensive. Their elevated blood pressure generally results from increased activity of the autonomic nervous system — i.e. a hyperadrenergic state — and is most often accompanied by an increased heart rate and elevated cardiac output. Other clinical patterns such as the Cushing’s response of bradycardia and hypertension also occur.
KeywordsIntracranial Pressure Antihypertensive Drug Central Venous Pressure Head Trauma Cerebral Perfusion Pressure
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