Blood Viscosity: Its Role in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Hematology

Gregory D. Sloop (Editor)
Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA

Series: Pathology Research and Practices
BISAC: MED067000

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The impact of blood viscosity on health and disease has been neglected, even though viscosity is a fundamental property of any fluid. It is inversely proportional to flow, so increased blood viscosity predisposes to thrombosis. Blood viscosity is directly related to systemic vascular resistance, and so blood viscosity affects blood pressure. Blood viscosity is inversely proportional to perfusion, and increased viscosity adversely affects the performance of all organs. By viewing them through the perspective of viscosity, this book provides fresh insight into atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, sepsis, hemolytic anemias, anemia of chronic disease, and aging. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Chapter 1. Introduction
Gregory D. Sloop (Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA)

Chapter 2. My Road to Viscosity
Erik Finlayson (Internist, Hospitalist, Mission Viejo, California, USA)

Chapter 3. An Introduction to Hemodynamics and Hemorheology
Gregory D. Sloop (Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA)

Chapter 4. The Role of Blood Viscosity and Hemodynamics in Atherothrombosis
Gregory D. Sloop (Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA)

Chapter 5. Shortcomings of the Mainstream Atherogenesis Theory
Gregory D. Sloop (Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA)

Chapter 6. The Systemic Vascular Resistance Response
Gregory D. Sloop (Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA)

Chapter 7. A Classification of Disorders of Blood Viscosity by Pathologic Mechanisms
Gregory D. Sloop (Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA)

Chapter 8. Therapeutic Approaches
Joseph J. Weidman, Pharm.D. (Independent Researcher)

Chapter 9. Chronic Hyperviscosity, Therapeutic Phlebotomy, and Blood Donation
Gregory D. Sloop (Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA)

Chapter 10. Methods in Hemorheology
Gregory D. Sloop (Former Associate Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Former Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Director, Benefis Hospitals, Great Falls, Montana, USA)

Index

“Dr. Gregory Sloop along with other contributors have introduced a very valuable book centering on the importance of blood viscosity and the role that hemorheology plays in atherosclerosis. Specifically, chapters within the book provide insights into the pathophysiology and the role that blood viscosity interplays in this disease. With this added awareness, attention and knowledge of hemorheology, clinicians and other medical and scientific personnel, are provided a better understanding of the factors involved in this cardiovascular disease state. In addition this well written book provides a thought-provoking means to potentially develop novel therapeutic regimens for future treatments, as well as a current assessment of factors in a person’s life style, which can contribute to this disease.” - J.A. St. Cyr, MD, PhD, Retired, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Click here to read the book review by - Gheorghe Pop, MD PhD, Clinical Cardiologist, Radboud Medical Center, The Netherlands

Click here to read the book review by - Professor Young I. Cho, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The book was written for physicians and scientists. Cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, hematologists, internists, and family practitioners should find the book enlightening. Physiologists, hemorheologists, and any other cardiovascular researchers should also find the book relevant.

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