Inhibition of the intrinsic component of the sympathetic nervous system impaires cerebral autoregulation in a rat AVM model

Carsten Stüer, Toshiki Ikeda, Petra Heinrich, Michael Stoffel, Karl Schaller & Bernhard Meyer
Objective: To test the hypothesis that the maintenance of the cerebral autoregulation does not depend on the activity of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Methods: 12 weeks after creation of an extracranial AV-Fistula (Morgan-Type in male Sprague-Dawley rats) (n=40) or sham operation (n=40)[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]