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Cardiac involvement in liver cirrhosis.
Ann Ital Med Int. 1993 Oct-Dec; 8(4):244-7.AI

Abstract

Since liver cirrhosis involves most organs and systems, it can be defined as a systemic disease. Involvement of the cardiocirculatory system is crucial during the course of cirrhosis due its pathophysiological, clinical and therapeutic relationships with the liver. Cardiovascular and circulatory alterations are frequently observed in the late stages of cirrhosis and involve subclinical latent cardiomyopathy with hyperdynamic circulation characterized by increased cardiac output and decreased peripheral resistance. The pathogenesis of these hemodynamic alterations is still uncertain. These alterations should be taken into serious consideration during programming of therapy for the complications of cirrhosis, in particular ascites (diuretic treatment; paracentesis, LeVeen peritoneal-venous shunt) and portal hypertension (drug treatment with beta-blockers and/or vasodilators for the prevention of variceal bleeding).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cattedra di Medicina Interna, Università degli Studi di Padova.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8161481

Citation

Gatta, A, et al. "Cardiac Involvement in Liver Cirrhosis." Annali Italiani Di Medicina Interna : Organo Ufficiale Della Societa Italiana Di Medicina Interna, vol. 8, no. 4, 1993, pp. 244-7.
Gatta A, Merkel C, Sacerdoti D, et al. Cardiac involvement in liver cirrhosis. Ann Ital Med Int. 1993;8(4):244-7.
Gatta, A., Merkel, C., Sacerdoti, D., & Angeli, P. (1993). Cardiac involvement in liver cirrhosis. Annali Italiani Di Medicina Interna : Organo Ufficiale Della Societa Italiana Di Medicina Interna, 8(4), 244-7.
Gatta A, et al. Cardiac Involvement in Liver Cirrhosis. Ann Ital Med Int. 1993 Oct-Dec;8(4):244-7. PubMed PMID: 8161481.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cardiac involvement in liver cirrhosis. AU - Gatta,A, AU - Merkel,C, AU - Sacerdoti,D, AU - Angeli,P, PY - 1993/10/1/pubmed PY - 1993/10/1/medline PY - 1993/10/1/entrez SP - 244 EP - 7 JF - Annali italiani di medicina interna : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di medicina interna JO - Ann Ital Med Int VL - 8 IS - 4 N2 - Since liver cirrhosis involves most organs and systems, it can be defined as a systemic disease. Involvement of the cardiocirculatory system is crucial during the course of cirrhosis due its pathophysiological, clinical and therapeutic relationships with the liver. Cardiovascular and circulatory alterations are frequently observed in the late stages of cirrhosis and involve subclinical latent cardiomyopathy with hyperdynamic circulation characterized by increased cardiac output and decreased peripheral resistance. The pathogenesis of these hemodynamic alterations is still uncertain. These alterations should be taken into serious consideration during programming of therapy for the complications of cirrhosis, in particular ascites (diuretic treatment; paracentesis, LeVeen peritoneal-venous shunt) and portal hypertension (drug treatment with beta-blockers and/or vasodilators for the prevention of variceal bleeding). SN - 0393-9340 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8161481/Cardiac_involvement_in_liver_cirrhosis_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/cardiomyopathy.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -