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Screening for Von Willebrand Disease Low Prior to Hysterectomy

Key clinical point: Contrary to current recommendations, screening for von Willebrand disease (VWD) is low prior to hysterectomy in women with heavy menstrual bleeding.

Major finding: Just 0.6% of women were screened for VWD in a period of 12 months leading up to hysterectomy.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 8,998 women who underwent hysterectomy for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Disclosures: The study was supported by grant funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.


Jacobson-Kelly AE et al. Haemophilia. 2019 Feb 28. doi: 10.1111/hae.13709.