Erythrocyte transport efficacy of human blood: a rheological point of view.

@article{Bogr2005ErythrocyteTE,
  title={Erythrocyte transport efficacy of human blood: a rheological point of view.},
  author={Lajos Bog{\'a}r and Istv{\'a}n Juricskay and G{\'a}bor K{\'e}sm{\'a}rky and P{\'e}ter Kenyeres and K. T{\'o}th},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={687-90}
}
BACKGROUND Large-scale epidemiological studies have demonstrated that both anaemia and polycytaemia are independent cardiovascular risk factors. This was substantiated by the Framingham study, which demonstrated a U-shaped relation between haemoglobin concentration and mortality. It was previously noted that delineating the corresponding haematocrit/blood viscosity ratios in the function of haematocrit provided a distribution of an inverted U-shaped curve. The peak appeared physiologically… CONTINUE READING