[Rheological properties of the blood in ischemic heart disease].Kardiologiia 1978; 18(8):114-8K
The rheologic properties of blood were studied in 40 patients with ischemic heart disease both with affected and with intact cardiac coronary arteries (according to the findings of angiography) and in 13 persons with cardialgia due to vegetovascular dystonia. Significant hemorheologic pathology according to all values was revealed in patients with ischemic heart disease. It was noted that the growth of the fluidity threshold depends on the developing pathologic erythrocyte aggregation which is not associated with changes in the concentration of plasma fibrinogen. The importance of disorders in blood rheology in the origin of angina pectoris and myocardial infarction is discussed.