Perioperative management of von Willebrand disease: A review for the anesthesiologist
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Bleeding disorders; Perioperative bleeding complications; Von Willebrand disease
von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder in humans, with an estimated prevalence of 0.5% to 1%. Patients with VWD are at increased risk of perioperative bleeding complications. This review provides an evidence-based overview of VWD and its management during the perioperative period. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Mazzeffi, M., & Stone, M. (2011). Perioperative management of von Willebrand disease: A review for the anesthesiologist. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 23 (5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinane.2011.02.003