Abnormal endothelial factor VIII associated with pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart defects.

Abstract

In patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart defects, ultrastructural abnormalities are observed in endothelial cells, which suggest heightened metabolic function. If endothelial production of the von Willebrand factor (vWF) is increased, this may be associated with abnormal interactions with platelets leading to worsening of the… (More)

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