Hemodynamic guidelines for surgical therapy of portal hypertension.

A prospective study of 98 patients with portal hypertension who hemorrhaged revealed that certain hemodynamic parameters were valuable in confirming the cause of cirrhosis, aiding in the selection of patients best suited for a selective distal splenorenal shunt, and in providing an estimate of prognosis. The presence of a pressure gradient of 4 mmHg or more… CONTINUE READING