An algorithmic approach to peripheral artery disease in hemophilia: extrapolation of management principles from noncoagulopathic patients

Patrick F Fogarty, Jeffrey W Olin, Craig M Kessler, Barbara A Konkle, Louis M Aledort
Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis 2012, 23 (1): 23-9
The development of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a marker for systemic atherosclerosis and ischemic risk, is an increasingly important concern in the aging hemophilia population. A growing body of data suggests that an absence or deficiency of factor VIII or factor IX may not protect against atherogenesis, implying that the prevalence of PAD in men with hemophilia (MWH) may be higher than previously believed. This article describes special considerations in PAD screening, risk-factor modification, and management in older MWH.

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