Hemorheological abnormalities in human arterial hypertension

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Abstract

Blood rheology is impaired in hypertensive patients. The alteration involves blood and plasma viscosity, and the erythrocyte behaviour is often abnormal. The hemorheological pattern appears to be related to some pathophysiological mechanisms of hypertension and to organ damage, in particular left ventricular hypertrophy and myocardial ischemia. Abnormalities have been observed in erythrocyte membrane fluidity, explored by fluorescence spectroscopy and electron spin resonance. This may be relevant for red cell flow in microvessels and oxygen delivery to tissues. Although blood viscosity is not a direct target of antihypertensive therapy, the rheological properties of blood play a role in the pathophysiology of arterial hypertension and its vascular complications.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)199-204
Numero di pagine6
RivistaYU-BYEON-HAG
Volume26
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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