Clinical Hemorheology

Applications in Cardiovascular and Hematological Disease, Diabetes, Surgery and Gynecology

  • S. Chien
  • J. Dormandy
  • E. Ernst
  • A. Matrai

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A. Matrai, R. B. Whittington, R. Skalak
    Pages 9-71
  3. D. E. Brooks, E. A. Evans
    Pages 73-96
  4. John A. Dormandy
    Pages 165-194
  5. G. D. O. Lowe
    Pages 195-226
  6. Pierre F. Leblond
    Pages 227-254
  7. Peter C. Buchan
    Pages 255-273
  8. Adrian Barnes, Elizabeth Willars
    Pages 275-309
  9. S. Forconi, D. Pieragalli, E. Ernst
    Pages 311-328
  10. Edzard Ernst
    Pages 329-373
  11. S. Chien, J. Dormandy, E. Ernst, A. Matrai
    Pages 375-381
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 383-387

About this book


The task the editors have set themselves is to survey the field of clinical hemorheology from basic principles to up-to-date research. It is only in a new science like this that it is possible to span the whole field in a book of this size. Hemorheology, as a new approach to the study and management of a wide range of circulatory diseases, is now beginning to appear with increasing frequency in general as well as specialized medical journals. Hemorheology is also just beginning to creep into the undergraduate medical curriculum. Therefore, the majority of graduate doctors are unequipped to assess the place of hemorheology in the overall framework of circulatory physiology and pathology or to assess its relevance to their everyday practice. It is hoped that this book will fill this gap. The approach of the book is interdisciplinary. The first part deals with basic principles of blood flow, circulation and hemorheology. It has been written with the general doctor in mind, who has no special knowledge of hemodynamics and rheological concepts, terminology or methodology. To maintain the emphasis on practical clinical applications, all the chapters in the second part of the book have been written by clinical specialists practicing in the individual areas of disease. The book is so designed that clinicians may be able to read the relevant chapters in the second part of the book in isolation, using the basic science aspects contained in the first part of the book as reference chapters.



Editors and affiliations

  • S. Chien
    • 1
  • J. Dormandy
    • 2
  • E. Ernst
    • 3
  • A. Matrai
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyCollege of Surgeons and Physicians Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySt. James’ and St. George’s HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Hemorheology Research UnitUniversity ClinicMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8404-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4285-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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