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Medical Briefs

Medical briefs are concise summaries of peer-reviewed medical literature pertaining to hemodynamics and hemorheology. Our medical and scientific experts interpret and summarize key findings of these articles, minimizing the need to interpret scientific jargon.

 

A Warm Heart Proves Beneficial
As body temperature increases, the viscosity of blood decreases, improving microcirculatory blood flow. This phenomenon...
Hypothermia During Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Cognitive Dysfunction Risk
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a method of extracorporeal circulation used to preserve circulation and oxygenation of the...
Blood Viscosity Shown to Increase with Age
A study involving 45 subjects in a cardiovascular disease prevention program reported that blood viscosity signficantly...
Tobacco Smoking, Blood Viscosity and Pulmonary Blood Flow
A clinical study of 114 subjects examined the relationship between blood viscosity and pulmonary circulation in smokers and...
Whole Blood Viscosity is Negatively Associated with Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a degenerative often age-related condition of the bone, resulting in a weakening and thinning of bones, as...

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