The effects of desflurane and propofol on portosystemic pressure in patients with portal hypertension.

Abstract

UNLABELLED Physicians perform hepatic venous pressure measurements to guide medical therapy aimed at reducing portal hypertension. These measurements are frequently performed during general anesthesia. Since most general anesthetic drugs reduce liver blood flow, it is likely that hepatic venous pressures will be altered. We therefore examined the effects of… (More)

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