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Cardiac output in patients with acute stroke.
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PMID:  8865023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is well known that blood pressure is elevated during acute stroke. Despite its importance for cerebral haemodynamics, cardiac output (CO) has been determined only in individual cases during acute stroke. We measured CO and blood pressure in patients with no history of heart disease who suffered from acute stroke (n = 30) and in a control group comparable with regard to age, gender and cardiac health (n = 30). CO, blood pressure and heart rate were significantly (P < 0.01) higher in the group of stroke patients than in the control group. There was a tendency for more time to have elapsed between the onset of symptoms and measurements, the higher the CO [b = 0.08 l/min per hour (-0.01; 0.17)]. Adjusted for age in a multiple regression model, the regression coefficient was significant (CO = 10.35 +0.094 x time -0.077 x age). The present study shows for the first time that patients with a healthy cardiovascular system who suffer from acute stroke have a higher CO than a group of comparable controls.
J Treib; A Haass; I Krammer; M Stoll; M T Grauer; K Schimrigk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology     Volume:  243     ISSN:  0340-5354     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-03     Completed Date:  1997-01-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423161     Medline TA:  J Neurol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of the Saarland, Homburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Blood Pressure
Cardiac Output*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications,  physiopathology*
Heart Rate
Middle Aged
Nervous System Diseases / etiology
Regression Analysis
Stroke Volume
Time Factors

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