Blood Pressure, CO2 and Oxygen Saturation

Chapter

Abstract

Secondary insults after traumatic brain injury should be avoided. The injured brain is probably more prone to ischemia because of insufficient cellular oxygen delivery, when blood pressure and oxygen saturation is insufficient. Experimental studies indicate that cerebral hypoxia, apart from low arterial blood oxygen tension (PaO2), is related to cerebral hypoperfusion.

Keywords

Oxygen Saturation Traumatic Brain Injury Cerebral Blood Flow Hypertonic Saline Severe Head Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical careAarhus University HospitalAarhus CDenmark

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