Endothelial function and hemostasis

  title={Endothelial function and hemostasis},
  author={Bernhard Friedrich Becker and Bernhard Heindl and Christian Kupatt and Stefan Zahler},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Kardiologie},
The vascular endothelium influences not only the three classically interacting components of hemostasis: the vessel, the blood platelets and the clotting and fibrinolytic systems of plasma, but also the natural sequelae: inflammation and tissue repair. Two principal modes of endothelial behaviour may be differentiated, best defined as an anti- and a prothrombotic state. Under physiological conditions endothelium mediates vascular dilatation (formation of NO, PGI2, adenosine, hyperpolarising… CONTINUE READING