Systolic dysfunction and diastolic dysfunction do not influence medium-term prognosis in patients with cirrhosis.

@article{Sampaio2014SystolicDA,
  title={Systolic dysfunction and diastolic dysfunction do not influence medium-term prognosis in patients with cirrhosis.},
  author={Francisco Sampaio and Joana Martins Pimenta and Nuno Bettencourt and Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho and A P Silva and Jo{\~a}o Valente and Paulo M Bettencourt and Jos{\'e} Carlos Soares Fraga and V. Gama},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={241-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Myocardial dysfunction has been described in patients with cirrhosis and may contribute to haemodynamic disturbances in advanced disease states. However, the prognostic impact of cardiac systolic and diastolic dysfunction in cirrhosis is controversial. We aimed to evaluate the performance of echocardiographic parameters of cardiac function as medium-term prognostic markers, in a cohort of cirrhotic patients. METHODS Ninety-eight patients (52 discharged after hospitalization for… CONTINUE READING