The hibernating brain – first evidence for metabolic cerebral suppression in patients with chronic hemodynamic cerebral ischemia

Daniel Jussen, Anna Zdunczyk, Thomas Picht & Peter Vajkoczy
Objective: Patients with chronic ischemia are characterized by a >80% of normal baseline perfusion and loss of reserve capacity resulting in an increased annual stroke risk, i.e. by hemodynamic criteria. In contrast, only little is known about the metabolic state of the chronic ischemic brain.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]