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Important evidence for the link between blood viscosity and cardiovascular events was provided by the Edinburgh Artery Study in a random population of 1,592 men and women aged 55 to 74 years, who were followed over a mean period of 5 years. After adjustment for age and gender, mean values for both...
Type: Perspectives
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the industrialized world. Despite the fact that over the past twenty-five years significant advances have reduced the frequency of this killer, the etiology, or root cause, of cardiovascular disease remains elusive. It increasingly appears...
Type: Perspectives
Last year, 64% of women and 50% of men who died suddenly of a heart attack had no prior knowledge of their heart disease. Forty to fifty percent of all heart attack patients have a “normal” cholesterol profile. As NDs, we recognize that cholesterol – even abnormally high cholesterol – is not...
Type: Perspectives
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
Arterial Stiffening Increased arterial stiffness accelerates atherosclerosis by increasing peak arterial blood velocity, increasing Reynolds number, which indicates the propensity for a flowing fluid to develop pools and eddy currents in association with changing arterial geometry. In the normally...
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  The effects of cigarette smoking and hypertension on hemorheological variables (blood viscosity over a wide range of shear rates, plasma viscosity, microhematocrit, and plasma protein concentration) and on arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity) were investigated in 33 normotensive men and 81...
Type: Abstracts
Blood Viscosity: Earlier, More Accurate Prediction of Cardiovascular Event Risk Ralph Holsworth, DO, recently shared a story with me about a patient he had in Colorado many years ago. He was an intern in a Denver hospital when he admitted a patient diagnosed as having a blood clot in his leg. Dr...
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