Effect of terlipressin on blood volume distribution in patients with cirrhosis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension have an altered blood volume distribution and a hyperdynamic systemic circulation. Terlipressin is known to reduce portal pressure by decreasing splanchnic inflow, but its effect on the blood volume distribution is unknown. The aim of the study was to investigate changes in regional blood volume… (More)

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