What are the goals of treatment for polycythemia vera (PV)?

Updated: Sep 20, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Sara J Grethlein, MD, FACP  more...
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The goals of treatment of polycythemia vera (PV) are as follows:

  • Reduce the risk of thrombosis
  • Prevent bleeding events
  • Minimize the risk of transformation to post–polycythemia vera myelofibrosis and acute myeloid leukemia
  • Ameliorate the symptom burden

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