Effects of normovolaemic haemodilution on middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity and oxygen delivery.
Karadibak K, Gokmen N, Erbayraktar S, et al.
Eur J Anaesthesiol 2002;19(5):330-336.
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This experimental study showed that acute isovolemic hemodilution to a hematocrit of 20% resulted in a decreased oxygen delivery to the brain as the increase in cerebral blood flow did not fully compensate for the decrease in arterial oxygen content.
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