Plasma concentration of platelet-specific proteins and fibrinopeptide A in patients with artificial heart valves.


beta-Thromboglobulin (beta TG), platelet factor 4 (PF4), fibrinopeptide A (FPA), lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), and platelet count were evaluated in patients with bioprostheses and prosthetic heart valves. beta TG and PF4 were significantly elevated in both patient groups (p less than 0.001), whereas FPA was normal. There was no significantly difference in… (More)


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