Viscosity of Blood in Myocardial Infarction
Following myocardial infarction, the pseudoviscosity of whole blood and the viscosity of plasma increase significantly. The increase in viscosity is correlated with increase in fibrinogen. Both are correlated with the severity of the infarction. The pseudoviseosity of blood adjusted to a hematocrit of 40 shows fair correlation with the viscosity of plasma.
- Received April 26, 1960.
- © 1960 American Heart Association, Inc.