Haemophilia protects against ischaemic heart disease: a study of risk factors.

  title={Haemophilia protects against ischaemic heart disease: a study of risk factors.},
  author={FR. Rosendaal and Ernest Bri{\"e}t and Jeanne Stibbe and Gerard van Herpen and Jan A. Gevers Leuven and Albert Hofman and Jan P. Vandenbroucke},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  volume={75 4},
We previously reported that mortality due to ischaemic heart disease was lower in haemophilia patients than in the general male population. To support the hypothesis that this could be attributed to a protective effect of the clotting defect in haemophilia and not to differences in cardiovascular risk factors, we performed a second study. We examined 95 haemophilia patients for the presence of major risk factors for ischaemic heart disease and compared their risk factor profile with the data of… CONTINUE READING


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