CHARACTER OF CHANGES IN THE RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF BLOOD AND THE STATE OF PERIPHERAL BLOOD FLOW IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHYN. N. Samsonova, M. G. Plyushch, K. V. Borisov, E. D. Savchenko, and E. V. Zlochevskaya UDC 616.515.4-08:616.1-052 A comparative characteristic of the rheological properties of blood and the state of peripheral Blood flow in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is presented. 48% of the patients had Marked disturbances of the rheological properties of blood. It is shown that disturbances of microcirculation are in many respects due to the changes in the viscosity indices of erythrocytes and plasma. A. N. Bakulev Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia; email: email@example.com. Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 76, No. 3, pp. 181-184, May-June, 2003. Original article submitted December 27, 2002.