The erythrosense as a real-time biomarker to reveal the presence of enhanced red blood cell aggregability in atherothrombosis

Ori Rogowski, Shlomo Berliner, David Zeltser, Jack Serov, Einor Ben-Assayag, Daniel Justo, Meirav Rozenblat, Anat Kessler, Varda Deutsch, Vera Zakuth, Itzhak Shapira*

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Abstract

Both anemia and inflammation might be present in individuals with atherothrombosis. We have evaluated the eventual influence of these 2 variables on the degree of erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral blood of 583 women and 402 men with various atherothrombotic risk factors and vascular events. It turned out that both anemia and inflammation (highly sensitive C-reactive protein concentrations) influence the degree of cell adhesiveness/aggregation and that there is no interaction between them. Thus, the degree of erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation might have the diagnostic advantage of being enhanced in individuals with atherothrombosis who have inflammation and no anemia as well as those who have anemia and no inflammation. These findings might help to turn a phenomenon of hemorheological relevance into a diagnostic tool for the detection of individuals at risk of an acute ischemic event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-292
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Therapeutics
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Atherothrombosis
  • Erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation
  • Inflammation

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