Increased arterial compliance in decompensated cirrhosis.

  title={Increased arterial compliance in decompensated cirrhosis.},
  author={Jens Henrik Henriksen and S\oren M\oller and S\oren Schifter and Flemming Bendtsen},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  volume={31 4},
BACKGROUND/AIMS In patients with cirrhosis, the systemic circulation is hyperdynamic with low arterial blood pressure and reduced systemic vascular resistance. The present study was undertaken to estimate the compliance of the arterial tree in relation to severity of cirrhosis, circulating level of the vasodilator, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP). METHODS Arterial compliance (COMPart=deltaV/deltaP) was determined as the stroke volume relative to… CONTINUE READING