Dysregulation of oxygen hemodynamic responses to synaptic train stimulation in a rat hippocampal model of subarachnoid hemorrhage.

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We investigated microvascular reactivity to synaptic train stimulation after induction of subarachnoid hemorrhage in adult rats, analyzing tissue oxygen levels [pO2] in intact hippocampus. In control rats, hippocampal pO2averaged 11.4 mm Hg whereas hemodynamic responses averaged 13.1 mm Hg (to a 25 s train). After subarachnoid hemorrhage (at 2 days), we recorded a dramatic elevation in baseline pO2in the hippocampus (to 68.4 mm Hg) accompanied by inverted pO2responses to synaptic train stimulation (-9.46 mm Hg). These significant changes in baseline hippocampal pO2and inverted pO2responses after subarachnoid hemorrhage indicate severe alterations of neurovascular coupling and neuronal viability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Galeffi, F; Degan, S; Britz, G; Turner, DA

Published Date

  • April 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 696 - 701

PubMed ID

  • 26721394

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4821025

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-7016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0271678X15624699


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States