Is a (n inborn) deficiency of prostacyclin synthesis stimulating plasma factor associated with increased lipoprotein(a)?

@article{Kritz1996IsA,
  title={Is a (n inborn) deficiency of prostacyclin synthesis stimulating plasma factor associated with increased lipoprotein(a)?},
  author={Harald Kritz and Johann Pidlich and John O'grady and Helmut Sinzinger},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  year={1996},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={363-72}
}
Patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome as well as those with a lack in the prostacyclin synthesis stimulating plasma factor (PF) are prone to develop thrombophilia and are at a higher clinical risk for vascular disease. As patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome have been reported to show elevated lipoprotein (Lp)(a) levels, we re-examined all our patients known to have an inborn or an acquired persistent deficiency of PF. Their non-affected relatives served as controls. In addition… CONTINUE READING

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