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Von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
Part 4: VWF Multimer Analysis

The Role of von Willebrand Factor Multimer Analysis in Diagnosis

Indication for VWF multimer analysis

Slide 16

July 2011

In addition to subtyping congenital von Willebrand disease, von Willebrand factor multimer analysis may be useful in certain acquired conditions. Some patients with aortic stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, and in those with left ventricular assist devices experience bleeding, typically gastrointestinal bleeding. In this subset of patients, investigation into the von Willebrand factor multimer structure may provide clues to the cause of bleeding.

Indication for VWF multimer analysis


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