Cyclic CSF Pressure Waves Causally Relate to Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure

Conference paper


We have previously observed CSF pressure waves to be a function of unstable cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) interacting with intracranial hypertension. This interaction has required intact autoregulation in order to describe the findings which we have reported. In developing the vasodilatory cascade model of ICP pressure wave generation, it became clear that any stimulus capable of decrementing CPP would lead to the generation of a CSF pressure wave and activation of the cascade model. However, when cyclic CSF pressure waves occurred, we suspected that the only etiology was likely to be variations in the systemic arterial blood pressure.


Intracranial Hypertension Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Cascade Model Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Rise 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Rosner MJ (1987) Cerebral Perfusion Pressure: The Link Between Intracranial Pressure and Systemic Circulation. In: Cerebral Blood Flow: Physiologic and Clinical Aspects, James H, Wood MD (ed) pp 425–448Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Rosner MJ, Becker DP (1984) The origin and evolution of plateau waves: experimental observations and a theoretical model. J Neurosurg 60:312–324PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Rosner MJ, Daughton S (1990) Cerebral perfusion pressure management in head injury. J Trauma 30:933–941PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Rosner MJ, Newsome HH, Becker DP (1984) Mechanical brain injury: the sympathoadrenal response. J Neurosurg 61:76–86PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Alabama at BirminghamUSA

Personalised recommendations