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1. (WO2018085330) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING THE VISCOSITY OF BLOOD, SUPPRESSING TURBULENCE IN BLOOD CIRCULATION, AND CURING ROULEAUX

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/085330    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/059446
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61M 1/36
A61N 2/02
A61N 2/08
Applicants: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Inventors: TAO, Rongjia
TANG, Hong
XU, Xiaojun
TAWHID-AL-ISLAM, Kazi, M.
DU, Enpeng
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING THE VISCOSITY OF BLOOD, SUPPRESSING TURBULENCE IN BLOOD CIRCULATION, AND CURING ROULEAUX
Abstract:
Systems and methods for reducing blood viscosity along a flow direction, suppressing turbulence in blood flow, and treating rouleaux are disclosed. One method includes applying a unidirectional magnetic field to a flow of blood in a direction parallel or antiparallel to a direction of the flow of blood, and maintaining the application of the unidirectional magnetic field to the flow of blood until a blood viscosity along the direction of the flow of blood is reduced and/or the turbulence in the blood flow is suppressed. One system includes an annular magnet sized to encircle a portion of a patient's body. The magnet is adapted to generate a unidirectional magnetic field in a region within the annular magnet. The unidirectional magnetic field has a strength sufficient to reduce the blood viscosity in the portion of the patient's body and/or suppress turbulence in the blood flow by a predetermined amount. The system will also break rouleaux for patients with rouleaux, but the process will take more time.