Changes in hemorheological parameters during normal aging

R. Giansanti, M. Boemi, G. De Tommaso, S. Rosati, F. Pennesi, P. Fumelli

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Changes in blood viscosity, red cell aggregability and deformability have been reported in a large number of acute and chronic diseases. Particularly, alterations of normal blood flow properties have been shown in case of ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, pathologies that often afflict the elder people, so that the hypothesis of a disturbance of blood flow properties 'physiologically' related to the aging process is still under debate. The present study evaluated the possible modifications of rheological parameters during aging in a wide population of healthy subjects. The results support the hypothesis of a physiological impairment of the rheological properties of blood during normal aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-400
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • aging
  • blood rheology
  • blood viscosity
  • erythrocyte aggregation
  • fibrinogen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Medicine(all)


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