Managing incidentally diagnosed isolated factor VII deficiency perioperatively: A brief expert consensus report Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Factor VII Deficiency

abstract

  • While isolated factor VII (FVII) deficiency is being more frequently diagnosed owing to improved preoperative screening procedures, there is no specific guideline for perioperative management of such patients. To complicate the issue, FVII activity levels seem to correlate less well with the risk of hemorrhage than the patient's past and family bleeding history do. We have devised expert consensus recommendations for managing such patients perioperatively, taking into consideration the personal and family bleeding history, the FVII activity level and the inherent bleeding risk of the procedure itself. We hope that clinicians will find this a useful tool in the decision-making process, thereby limiting the use of recombinant factor VIIa to those who need it most, and preventing possible thrombotic complications in those without a strong indication for its use.

publication date

  • February 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1586/ehm.11.76

PubMed ID

  • 22272705

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 47

end page

  • 50

volume

  • 5

number

  • 1