The course of the acute period of cerebral stroke was compared in two groups of patients matched by the major clinical criteria: the test group receiving hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) and the control one given no such treatment. It was found that the patients of the test group developed no recurrent impairments of the cerebral circulation in the acute period whereas in the control group this complication occurred in ten patients. Possible mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygen in preventing recurrent cerebral strokes are discussed.

Pravdenkova, Romasenko, Shelkovskiĭ, , , , , , (1984). [Hyperbaric oxygenation and prevention of recurrent cerebral circulatory disorders in the acute stage of a stroke]. Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova (Moscow, Russia : 1952), 1984 ;84(8):1147-51. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6495936