Risk of cardiac damage in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Published 2008 in
    Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology…


standard vasoactive medication. No routine baseline echocardiographic variable, morpho­ logic measurement, or estimation of systolic or diastolic function predicted the develop­ ment of this abnormal heart response. In multi­ variate analyses, only hyponatremia (odds ratio 5.6, 95% CI 2.1–14.8) and low central venous pressure (odds ratio 0.86, 95% CI 0.8–0.93) independently predicted an abnormal cardiac response during surgery. Up to a quarter of patients with cirrhosis who undergo liver transplantation could experience an abnormal heart response during surgery that cannot be predicted by the usual diagnostic tools; such an event could reflect impaired circulatory function associated with advanced liver disease.

DOI: 10.1038/ncpgasthep1222

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@article{2008RiskOC, title={Risk of cardiac damage in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding}, author={}, journal={Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology &Hepatology}, year={2008}, volume={5}, pages={481-481} }