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  Raloxifene, the prototype of the selective estrogen receptor modulators, has been associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism. As hemorheological factors may be involved in thrombus formation this placebo-controlled study investigated whether raloxifene was associated with changes...
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  BACKGROUND: To investigate the hypothesis that abnormalities of hemorheological (fibrinogen, plasma viscosity), endothelial (von Willebrand factor [vWF]), and platelet (soluble P-selectin) function would exist in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) who are in sinus rhythm, we conducted a...
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  We aimed to determine whether levels of plasma fatty acids are correlated with other potential risk factors for cardiovascular disease, using a sampleof patients from a cross-sectional survey of the general population, in the City of Edinburgh. 306 men and women aged 55-74 years of whom half...
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  Angiotensin II (Ang II) is one of the most potent vasoconstrictors, and the first specific and orally available Ang II-receptor antagonist, losartan (MK-954, DuP-753), has now come into clinical use. The primary site of insulin resistance, as measured by the glucose clamp technique, is skeletal...
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  Whole blood and plasma viscosity, red cell aggregability and deformability, and plasma fibrinogen have been compared between 20 patients withheterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), without clinical arterial disease, and 20 age- and sex-matched controls. Plasma fibrinogen was elevated in...
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  In addition to their effects on blood pressure, antihypertensive agents may produce additional effects on blood rheology and arterial complianceabnormalities which may play a role in target-organ damage. However, these effects may depend only on the specific pharmacological properties of certain...
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  To determine the effect of atorvastatin on blood rheology in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) on regular LDL apheresis, weprospectively studied the rheological variables fibrinogen, plasma viscosity, red cell aggregation, whole blood viscosity, hematocrit and plateletaggregation...
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  OBJECTIVE: The association between testosterone replacement therapy and cardiovascular risk remains controversial. Blood viscosity is a known individual risk factor for cardiovascular disease mortality. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of the long-acting...
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  Peripheral artery disease is associated with altered blood rheologic properties, including increased viscosity and decreased red blood cell (RBC)deformability. Pentoxifylline and cilostazol are available therapies for intermittent claudication. Improvement of blood viscosity and erythrocyte...
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