What are contraindications for use of desmopressin/DDAVP in a patient with von Willebrand disease (vWD)?

By William Aird

  • Type 2B vWD
  • Patients with active cardiovascular disease (eg, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease)
  • Patients at increased risk of thrombosis
  • Patients with seizure disorders
  • Patients age < 2 years
  • Patients with type 1C VWD in the setting of surgery
  • Women with preeclampsia

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