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Haemorheological profile in subjects with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10416809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a group of subjects (n = 35) with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) subdivided according to the presence (n = 16) or absence (n = 19) of left atrial spontaneous echocontrast (SEC), demonstrated using transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, we evaluated the principal haemorheological determinants: whole-blood viscosity, plasma and serum viscosity, haematocrit, whole-blood filtration (VBC) and mean erythrocyte aggregation (MEA). From the obtained data it was evident that in subjects with nonvalvular AF there was an impairment of the haemorheological profile that seemed more evident in AF subjects with SEC, although no significant haemorheological difference was present between AF subjects with and without SEC. These findings need to be underlined considering that this clinical condition is associated to a major thromboembolic risk.
Authors:
G Caimi; L Messina; R Alfano; B Canino; A Fabbiano; A M Cammarata; R Lo Presti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1386-0291     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Hemorheol. Microcirc.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-31     Completed Date:  1999-08-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709206     Medline TA:  Clin Hemorheol Microcirc     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Istituto di Clinica Medica e Malattie Cardiovascolari, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Atrial Fibrillation / blood*
Blood Viscosity
Erythrocyte Aggregation
Female
Hematocrit
Hemorheology*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged

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