TITLE

ASSESSMENT OF THE ACUTE HAEMODYNAMIC RESPONSE TO PROPRANOLOL IN PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS USING CONTRAST ENHANCED ULTRASOUND

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA86
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The optimum method to evaluate the efficacy of propranolol in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension is the hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement. Measurement of pulse and blood pressure has not been shown to relied portal haemodynamic changes. An accurate non-invasive method would be desirable. By contrast, measurement of hepatic transit times enhanced ultrasound has shown promise in the evaluation of liver disease.
ACCESSION #
13219151

 

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