Rheological Aspects

  • H. Schmid-Schönbein
  • K. Messmer
  • L. Chaussy
  • W. J. Stelter
  • W. Stippig


Clinical medicine has finally discovered the microcirculation, after it became clear that tissue perfusion, oxygen supply and catabolite removal does not depend only on the integrity of the main large blood vessels and the pumping heart. In an attempt to understand the consequences of degenerative vascular diseases, it has now been shown that the terminal system of exchange vessels is not merely a passive irrigation system, but affects its own perfusion and the transmural exchange of metabolites by endogenous mechanisms that have largely evaded the quantification by the methods presently used in angiology and/or cardiology.


Myocardial Blood Flow Coronary Sinus Blood Viscosity Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Myocardial Oxygen Consumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Schmid-Schönbein
    • 1
  • K. Messmer
    • 2
  • L. Chaussy
    • 2
  • W. J. Stelter
    • 2
  • W. Stippig
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung Physiologie der Med. Fakultät an der Rhein.-WestfTechn. HochschuleAachenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für chirurgische Forschung, Klinikum GroßhadernMünchen 70Germany

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