Reduction in Postoperative High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels in Children Undergoing the Fontan Operation

Pediatric Cardiology, 04/03/2012

It is reasonable to conclude that the reduction in HDL–cholesterol (HDL–C) reflects reduced plasma levels of high–density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, which may have pertinent implications in postoperative pleural effusions given the antiinflammatory and endothelial barrier functions of HDL.

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