Association between hormonal and haemorheological changes during the menstrual cycle in healthy women

Sebastiano B. Solerte, Marisa Fioravanti, Ettore Ferrari, Arsenio Spinillo, Secondo Guaschino

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Abstract

Blood rheology was studied in 15 healthy women throughout a normal menstrual cycle. Significant increases in fibrinogen, blood and plasma viscosity, and a reduction of erythrocyte filtrability were demonstrated during the follicular and ovulatory phase in comparison with mid- and late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Positive correlations were found between oestradiol levels and the haemorheological variables. Our data suggest that ovarian hormonal activity influences haemorheology and blood flow in healthy women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1305-1308
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume95
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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