Hemorheology and Hypertension in End-Stage Renal Failure Patients Treated with Erythropoietin
With the advent of recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEPO) effective treatment of renal anemia has become possible (1–3). However, with the increase of hematocrit levels some of the patients treated developed hypertension. Since blood viscosity determines vascular resistance (4, 5) and thereby blood pressure (6, 7), we investigated blood pressure behaviour and blood viscosity in long-term dialysis patients during treatment with r-HuEPO.
KeywordsAnemia Peri Fibrinogen Erythropoietin Cote
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