Title

Perioperative management of von Willebrand disease: A review for the anesthesiologist

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-1-2011

Journal

Journal of Clinical Anesthesia

Volume

23

Issue

5

DOI

10.1016/j.jclinane.2011.02.003

Keywords

Bleeding disorders; Perioperative bleeding complications; Von Willebrand disease

Abstract

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.

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