INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE MONITORING BY WAVEFORM ANALYSIS. Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain
  • Brain Mapping
  • Epilepsy, Complex Partial
  • Goals
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Rest
  • Task Performance and Analysis

abstract

  • An alternative method of assessing the potential for herniation in acute, severe head injury is proposed, based upon the Fourier decomposition of the intracranial pressure (ICP) pulse waveform. Utilizing the pulsatile changes in pressure induced by each cardiac cycle, Fourier analysis reveals information related to the brain stiffness or compliance, and possibly to the total brain blood flow as well. The system, utilizing an implantable fiber-optic pressure transducer for maximum stability of pressure recording, obtains ECG and pressure data through a conventional intensive care unit patient monitor.

publication date

  • December 1986

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1333

end page

  • 1336