[Fibronectin level of the blood plasma of patients with congenital heart defects].

Enzyme immunoassays have shown mean fibronectin (FN) level to be 241.0 +/- 15.1 micrograms/ml in normal children between 2 and 15 years of age. Similar assays in 57 patients with congenital heart diseases (CHD) before and after surgery demonstrated preoperative FN decrease in 56% of patients, that was directly related to the extent of hemodynamic disorders… CONTINUE READING