Cerebral Metabolism in Hypoxia and Ischemia — Therapeutic Implications

  • B. K. Siesjö


Cerebrovascular disease is one of the major causes of death. In the United States, for example, stroke exacts a greater toll than that of all other diseases except heart disease and cancer. Thus, close to 500 000 persons are affected by the disease each year, the estimated number of fatal cases being around 150 000 (Hachinski and Norris 1985). At present, the number of survivors are about 2 million. Figures are comparable in most other countries.


Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Excitatory Amino Acid NMDA Antagonist Cereb Blood Flow 
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