Simultaneous measurement of effective hepatic blood flow and systemic circulation.

BACKGROUND/AIMS Because the disappearance rate of indocyanine green depends not only on hepatocyte function but also hepatic blood flow, the disappearance rate of indocyanine green is considered to be affected by the systemic circulation. Although the disappearance rate of indocyanine green is slower in cirrhotic patients, a hyperdynamic state is reported… CONTINUE READING