Prognostic Markers in Patients with Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension Who Have Not Bled

@inproceedings{Poca2011PrognosticMI,
  title={Prognostic Markers in Patients with Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension Who Have Not Bled},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Poca and A. Arias Puente and Isabel Graupera and C. V{\'a}zquez – Villanueva},
  booktitle={Disease markers},
  year={2011}
}
Prognostic markers of compensated cirrhosis should mainly investigate factors involved with progression to decompensation because death in cirrhosis is related with decompensation. Portal hypertension plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of most complications of cirrhosis. Accordingly, HVPG monitoring has strong prognostic value. An HVPG ≥ 10 mmHg determines a significantly higher risk of developing decompensation. Esophageal varices also can develop when the HVPG is ≥ 10 mmHg, although… CONTINUE READING