The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on the Mental and Verbal Ability of Stroke Patients
Based upon the assumption that oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure (OHP) might improve the verbal and mental function of patients who had suffered vascular infarcts, 32 stroke patients were exposed to such an ambient atmosphere and tested under controlled conditions. The results make it clear that a single exposure to 100% oxygen under two atmospheres of pressure, which is productive of high blood oxygen levels, does not improve the communication and cognitive-perceptual function of these patients.
- cerebral infarct
- cerebral vascular accident
- psychological test
- arterial oxygen tension
- intellectual function
- © 1972 American Heart Association, Inc.