Blood Rheology, Blood Flow and Disease

  • Gordon D. O. Lowe
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 235)


Hemorheology is the study of the flow behavior and flow properties of blood. There is increasing interest in the contribution of blood rheology factors to not only the rare hematological hyperviscosity syndromes; but also to the much commoner problems of ischemia of the heart, brain and limbs(1–5). The present review considers briefly the measurements of blood rheology which can be made in clinical practice and their relationships to blood flow and cardiovascular disease.


Peripheral Arterial Disease Blood Viscosity Intermittent Claudication Plasma Viscosity Blood Rheology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon D. O. Lowe
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of Medicine, Royal InfirmaryGlasgowUK

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