Disorders of Hemostasis

  • Mala M. SanchezEmail author
  • Paul B. Cornia


Preoperative identification and management of hemostatic disorders minimizes bleeding complications from surgery. Taking a history is the most important part of assessing a patient’s perioperative bleeding risk, followed by lab testing if indicated. Management of specific disorders such as von Willebrand disease, hemophilia, and vitamin K deficiency in the perioperative period requires specific lab monitoring and product administration.


Von Willebrand disease Hemophilia Vitamin K deficiency Coagulopathy Hemostatic disorders Bleeding disorders Disorders of hemostasis Preoperative Perioperative 



Robert E. Richard, MD, PhD

Director of Hematology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Washington


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattleUSA

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