In 33 children with cyanotic congenital heart disease the platelet function has been studied. The most significant changes were reduced platelet adhesiveness to glass and impaired availability of platelet factor 3 in nearly 50% of the patients. Although clot retraction was poor in 84% of them, thrombocytopenia and prolonged bleeding time were not significant features.
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