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Flow
velocity

     

  • K
    Orihashi, Y Matsuura, T Sueda, et al (Hiroshima Univ,
    Japan)

    Flow Velocity of Central
    Retinal Artery and Retrobulbar Vessels During
    Cardiovascular Operations.
      

    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 114: 1081-1087, 1997.

      

    It
    is imperative to monitor blood flow and blood pressure
    during cardiovascular surgery to avoid inadequate
    cerebral perfusion. 
    The current study assessed blood flow through
    the central retinal artery, which has been shown to
    reflect an obstruction of the carotid artery.

      

    Systolic
    B.P. was correlated with maximal velocity. 
    The mean BP-axis intercept, or critical closing
    pressure, was 35.8mm Hg.

      

    Orbital
    vessel monitoring helps to establish the critical
    closing pressure of the central retinal artery and
    confirms patency of the circle of Willis. 
    During cardiovascular operations, the eye can
    serve as “an acoustic window” to
    intracranial blood flow.

             




 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

   

Flow velocity
     

  • K Orihashi, Y Matsuura, T Sueda, et al (Hiroshima Univ, Japan)
    Flow Velocity of Central Retinal Artery and Retrobulbar Vessels During Cardiovascular Operations.  
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 114: 1081-1087, 1997.
      
    It is imperative to monitor blood flow and blood pressure during cardiovascular surgery to avoid inadequate cerebral perfusion.  The current study assessed blood flow through the central retinal artery, which has been shown to reflect an obstruction of the carotid artery.
      
    Systolic B.P. was correlated with maximal velocity.  The mean BP-axis intercept, or critical closing pressure, was 35.8mm Hg.
      
    Orbital vessel monitoring helps to establish the critical closing pressure of the central retinal artery and confirms patency of the circle of Willis.  During cardiovascular operations, the eye can serve as “an acoustic window” to intracranial blood flow.
             

 

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