Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy: Implications for the perioperative management of liver transplant patients.

Abstract

Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is a disease that has only recently been recognised as a definitive clinical entity. In the setting of liver cirrhosis, it is characterized by a blunted inotropic and chronotropic response to stress, impaired diastolic relaxation of the myocardium and prolongation of the QT interval in the absence of other known cardiac disease. A… (More)
DOI: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i3.507

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