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The “coronary slow flow phenomenon” is the angiographic finding of delayed flow from the epicardial coronaries to the microvasculature in the absence of an anatomic obstruction and is found in roughly 1% of diagnostic angiograms.1 Because of sluggish perfusion and attendant ischemia, patients may...
Type: Commentary
  The current investigation sought to evaluate the relation between hemorheological properties and the metabolic syndrome. 1400 office workers aged 35 to 59 years were enrolled in this study. Waist circumference and blood pressure were determined. Plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol),...
Type: Abstracts
A quick search on the PubMed database reveals nearly 1,000 scientific papers linking blood viscosity to cardiovascular disease events and risk factors. In fact, increased blood viscosity is the only biological parameter that has been linked with all of the other major cardiovascular risk factors,...
Type: Commentary
The metabolic syndrome is one of the most pressing healthcare concerns in the U.S.  This syndrome consists of diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity.  The consequence of the syndrome is increased cardiovascular disease, such as heart attacks and stroke.  A paper published in May...
Type: Commentary
 Renew Your Blood in the Spirit of Giving Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.  - Charles Dickens My favorite Dickens quote speaks to the beauty of altruistic giving.  Altruism is among the most noble of human virtues, and the spirit of altruism is the most...
Type: Editorials
Metabolic syndrome is a condition that affects about one quarter of the U.S. population. Characterized by risk factors such as obesity and insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome is often a precursor to type-2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.   A randomized clinical study of 64 patients with...
Type: Perspectives
Study Suggests Use of Blood Viscosity as Additional Indicator of Metabolic Syndrome Research published in the International Journal of Cardiology demonstrates a strong relationship between elevated blood viscosity and the severity of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome affects more than 45...
Type: Perspectives
  Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) has been defined as a clinical condition including impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes mellitus and/or insulin-resistance, associated with two or more of the following components: arterial hypertension, central obesity, dyslipidaemia, microalbuminuria. In a group of...
Type: Abstracts

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