Triple H therapy - page 2

by Epona 30,111 Views | 10 Comments

Ok. I understand this helps patient's who have had a subarachnoid hemmorhage. I understand we want to keep the vessels open...hypervolemia and hemodilution. Can you explain the hypertension part? We don't want them to vasospasm.... Read More

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    The mannitol is used to reduce cerebral edema. If the brain is swollen then it pushes in on the arteries. That reduces CBF. You are trying to increase CBF. Back to the garden hose. If you squeeze the hose you restrict the flow.