Raman Spectroscopy of Hemoglobin and Dielectrophoresis of Erythrocytes in the Diagnosis of the Resistant Arterial Hypertension

Margarita V. Kruchinina orcid (Login required)
Research Institute of Internal and Preventive Medicine – Branch of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia

Andrey A. Gromov
Research Institute of Internal and Preventive Medicine – Branch of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia

Vladimir N. Kruchinin orcid
Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Vladimir A. Volodin
Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Vladimir M. Generalov
Federal Budgetary Research Institution “State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology “Vector”, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being, Novosibirsk Region, Koltsovo, Russia

Paper #3352 received 22 Feb 2020; revised manuscript received 8 Mar 2020; accepted for publication 27 Mar 2020; published online 21 Jun 2020.

DOI: 10.18287/JBPE20.06.020302


The research aim is to study the associations of changes in the content of hemoglobin complexes by the Raman spectroscopy with electrical and viscoelastic parameters of erythrocytes (using the dielectrophoresis method) among patients with arterial hypertension (AH) (including resistant AH), to evaluate the possibility of using these parameters for diagnostic purposes. Fifty males (54 ± 6 years) with stage 2 of AH have been examined, 24 of them have showed resistant AH. We have determined a significant decrease in the level of hemoglobin-ligand complexes, Hb-NO (II) complexes in patients with resistant AH compared to those among patients with controlled AH and among healthy patients (p < 0.001 – 0.05). We have found correlations between intensities of the most important signals of hemoglobin Raman spectra (1325, 1350, 1550, 1580, 1660, 1668 cm–1) and electric and viscoelastic parameters of erythrocytes (amplitude of erythrocytes deformation, summarized indicators of viscosity and rigidity, the magnitude of the dipole moment, polarizability at the frequency 106 Hz, electrical conductivity, index of destruction), the intensity of which had been the biggest one for resistant AH. It has been shown that the combined use of two methods (Raman spectroscopy of hemoglobin and electrical and the studies of erythrocytes by the dielectrophoresis method) allowed to increase the diagnostic accuracy to detect the resistant arterial hypertension up to 88%, sensitivity up to 84.6%, specificity up to 91.7% compared to the data of the combined clinical and instrumental methods of research. The capability of this combination approach exceeds the capabilities of the methods separately.


resistant arterial hypertension; diagnostics; Raman spectroscopy; dielectrophoresis; erythrocytes; hemoglobin

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