Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Hemophilia

HTRS 2015 (New Orleans, April 16-18,) It was believed that hemophilia had a protective effect on patient’s cardiovascular health, but it was found from some recent studies that patients with hemophilia might be at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. A session at Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) 2015 Meeting discussed observations data collected in hemophilia and control populations from Swedish, Dutch and US. In the past, the reason for more hypertension in patients with hemophilia was believed to be due to less pure factor concentrates being used to treat hemophilia, but now, since the high standards for the process of purification are used, this should not be a problem. Also, this would not be explained by obesity and there may be a potential impact of kidney disease, which is currently awaiting further evaluations and research.