How’s your heart?
Blood viscosity (fluid’s resistance to flow) is a factor that is often ignored, according to Jessica McBride, UConn Office of the Vice President for Research. In response to this, researchers at the university have created a device that can measure this.
When a heart’s viscosity is high, it could be a sign for potential problems. In that case, the heart has to work harder to pump sticky blood, McBride wrote.
Click here to find out how the device works.