Reid, Harvey L.; Vigilance, Jacqueline E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Haemorheological and haemodynamic changes in hypertensive diabetics
Date of Publication
We measured plasma fibrinogen concentration (PFC), relative plasma viscosity (RPV), and arterial blood flow at the calf, ankle and great-toe in hypertensive and normotensive patients with diabetes compared with non-diabetic age and sex-matched control subjects. Blood flow after reactive hyperaemia at the ankle was also measured. PFC was measured by a clot-weight procedure. RPV was measured by capillary viscometery, and blood flow by venous occlusion plethysmography.....