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  AIM: To compare the effects of an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and a thiazide diuretic on platelet function and haemorrheologicalvariables, since these factors may contribute to the atherosclerotic and thrombotic complications associated with hypertension. METHODS: Following a 2-...
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  1. The shear stress of flowing blood profoundly influences the release of endothelium-dependent vasodilative and constrictive factors. Conversely, the influence of these mediators such as nitric oxide (NO) or endothelin-1 (ET-1) on blood rheology remains elusive. In the present study the...
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  Blood and plasma viscosity was measured in 13 patients with hypothyroidism before and during replacement therapy with l-thyroxine. Blood viscositywas measured at natural hematocrit and after adjustment to 40%. The values were compared to those of 12 healthy subjects. Both blood viscosity...
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  The usefulness of Clopidogrel as inhibitor of platelet aggregation has been demonstrated, but its effect on hemoreological parameters, such as whole blood viscosity at low and high shear rate, red cell aggregation and deformability indexes, filterability rate and and deformability of red blood...
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  OBJECTIVE: Investigate effects of aspirin/dipyridamole and aspirin on blood viscosity (BV) in subjects with hyperhomocystememia (>14 micromol/L) and stable cardiovascular disease (CVD) or >or= 20% risk for CVD were the aims of this study. METHOD: Forty-seven subjects were treated with 14...
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  Cognitive impairment is associated with increased blood concentrations of homocysteine and high blood viscosity. Previous studies have shown that vitamin B supplementation reduces homocysteine and enhances cognitive function in patients with mild dementia and low serum folic acid. However,...
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  The present study aimed at testing a possible relationship between hemorrheologic factors, such as hematocrit, fibrinogen, and whole-blood viscosity, and insulin sensitivity in healthy humans. Twenty-one 21-year-old men were studied with the hyperinsulinemic euglycemic glucose clamp technique. We...
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  Elevated plasma fibrinogen level is known to progress atherosclerosis and to be one of the risk factors for the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this study is to evaluate the changes in plasma fibrinogen level and blood rheology in patients with type II...
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  Rheological studies were made on the blood of 12 diabetic patients after a period of poor diabetic control (HbA1 12.6 +/- 0.7% (mean +/- SD); mean home capillary blood glucose level 11.7 +/- 1.2 mmol/l), and after at least three months of improved control (HbA1 9.1 +/- 0.4%, p < 0.01; mean...
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  Blood viscosity (eta B) at shear rates 10 and 100s-1, plasma viscosity (eta P), hematocrit (Hct), and whole blood cholesterol (Chol) were measured in50 patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris. Erythrocyte morphology was also studied by scanning electron...
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