Every breath you take: hyperventilation and intracranial pressure.


Journal Article (Review)

Hyperventilation can rapidly lower ICP, but because it induces a consistent reduction in CBF and because the effects on ICP are transient, the only role that hyperventilation plays in the management of intracranial hypertension is in the management of acute elevations in ICP. In these circumstances, hyperventilation can be life-saving and can temporize until more definitive treatment of the intracranial hypertension can be undertaken.

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Cited Authors

  • Robertson, C

Published Date

  • January 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • S14 - S15

PubMed ID

  • 14964473

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14964473

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-2869

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-1150

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3949/ccjm.71.suppl_1.s14


  • eng