Hemorrheological variables in critical limb ischemia


Koksal C., Ercan M., Bozkurt A.

INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY, vol.21, no.4, pp.355-359, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-359

Abstract

Background. Impaired hemorrheological properties may worsen the tissue hypoxia distal to an arterial narrowing in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in red blood cell rigidity, blood viscosity and plasma viscosity as contributing factors in the development of hypoxia in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI).