Myocardial involvement during ischemia-induced acute liver failure in the pig.

OBJECTIVE The objective of this experimental study was to investigate a possible myocardial involvement in acute liver failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS A porcine model of acute liver failure induced by hepatic devascularization was used. Twenty animals were allocated to the Acute Liver Failure (ALF) or Control Group (CG). Serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI), MB… (More)