Supervisor: KÉSMÁRKY, Gábor
Co-supervisor: Dr. CSISZÁR, Beáta
Blood flow properties and blood cell characteristics can be altered in several diseases: they can provoke symptoms in a part of diseases or they can be co-factors in other ones. The haemorheological parameters could be valuable in risk stratification and diagnostics. In our laboratory haemorheological investigations are performed at various patient populations: plasma and whole blood viscosity, red blood cell aggregation and deformability, platelet aggregation are measured and they are analysed in respect of clinical parameters. The clinical usefulness of a novel variable, haematocrit and blood viscosity ratio characterising the oxygen carrying capacity of blood is evaluated.