Lack of evolution of the cerebral blood flow during clinical recovery of a stroke.
Cerebral blood flow and clinical parameters were studied in 30 stroke patients at 15th, 30th, 60th, 90th days after the cerebral insult (Xenon 133 inhalation method). The clinical improvement was not accompanied by a progressive normalization of the CBF at rest. No relationship was found between the clinical data and the CBF values; either on the affected hemisphere or on the contralateral one. It is concluded that measurement of the CBF at rest has no predictive value as regards further clinical evolution.
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