Whole Blood Viscosity and Ischemic Heart Disease

  • George E. Burch
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)


Until fairly recently viscosity of blood had received little attention. In fact, textbooks and general reviews of blood pressure regulation stated that the viscosity of blood is constant and should be ignored in consideration of blood pressure regulation. This concept had been accepted without question until fairly recently when it was shown that viscosity of blood does vary among people and from time to time in the same person.


Shear Rate Ischemic Heart Disease Angina Pectoris Blood Viscosity Coronary Blood Flow 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • George E. Burch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineCharity Hospital of LouisianaNew OrleansUSA

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