Captopril reduces portal pressure effectively in portal hypertensive patients with low portal venous velocity

@article{Baik2003CaptoprilRP,
  title={Captopril reduces portal pressure effectively in portal hypertensive patients with low portal venous velocity},
  author={Soon Koo Baik and Dong Hun Park and Moon Young Kim and Yeun Jong Choi and Hyun Soo Kim and Dong Ki Lee and Sang Ok Kwon and Young Ju Kim and Joong Wha Park and Sei Jin Chang},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={38},
  pages={1150-1154}
}
The effect of an angiotensin II blockade in lowering the portal pressure in patients with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension is controversial. This prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the portal hypotensive effect of captopril compared to that of propranolol, and to determine the factors that contribute to a successful reduction in the portal pressure after longterm captopril administration in patients with liver cirrhosis. The hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and portal… CONTINUE READING