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Effects of Whole Blood Viscosity on Atherogenesis.
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PMID:  10762867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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There is a high correlation between high whole blood viscosity and the well known risk factors for arterial occlusive disease: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, male sex, age, smoking, and obesity. These risk factors increase whole blood viscosity, whereas the preventive factors of arterial occlusive disease such as fish oil, aspirin, alcohol, and exercise probably tend to reduce whole blood viscosity. The protective adaptation theory recently presented by Kensey and Cho1 proposed high whole blood viscosity as one of the major factors that make up the mechanical injury possibly inducing arterial occlusive disease. New diagnostic and prophylactic treatments for arterial occlusive disease are suggested. An accurate, convenient, and cost-effective blood viscometer that can be used in a clinical environment might become a useful diagnostic screening device for patients at risk for arterial occlusive disease, and it would help discover new prophylactic treatments.
Authors:
Kensey; Cho; Chang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  17-24     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Kensey Nash Corporation, 55 East Uwchlan Avenue, Suite 204, Exton, PA, 19341, USA.
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