Cardiovascular and Oxygenation Changes During Whole Body Hyperthermia

  • N. S. Faithfull
  • A. P. Van Den Berg
  • G. C. Van Rhoon
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 157)


In the last few years, many reports of whole body hyperthermia treatment have appeared in literature. In most centres this is conducted under general anaesthesia, (1–6) others use a generalised sedation technique. (7–9) In depth studies of cardiovascular changes have been very few and far between and only two centres appear to have measured the cardiac output and pulmonary artery pressures. (4, 7) To date we have only found one group of investigators who have reported measurements of oxygen consumption. (13)


Cardiac Index Resistance Index Systemic Vascular Resistance Oxygen Availability Systemic Vascular Resistance Index 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. Faithfull
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. P. Van Den Berg
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. C. Van Rhoon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Rotterdam Radiotherapeutic InstituteThe Netherlands

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