High Lp(a) lipoprotein level in maternal serum may interfere with placental circulation and cause fetal growth retardation.

@article{Berg1994HighLL,
  title={High Lp(a) lipoprotein level in maternal serum may interfere with placental circulation and cause fetal growth retardation.},
  author={K{\aa}re Berg and Borghild Roald and H. A. Sande},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 1 Spec No},
  pages={52-6}
}
We report on a woman with an Lp(a) lipoprotein level above the 99th centile of the population distribution of concentrations, who at the age of 43 had had deep vein thrombosis causing a pulmonary embolus and whose brother, who also had a very high level, had suffered a cerebral infarction at the age of 43. She had given birth to three children, all with very low birth weight, one of whom died when 3 months old. The placentas had been small and ischemic. The concurrence of a very high Lp(a… CONTINUE READING