The prognostic value of hepatic venous pressure gradient in patients with cirrhosis is highly dependent on the accuracy of the technique.

@article{SilvaJunior2015ThePV,
  title={The prognostic value of hepatic venous pressure gradient in patients with cirrhosis is highly dependent on the accuracy of the technique.},
  author={Gilberto Silva-Junior and Anna Baiges and Fanny Tur{\'o}n and Ferran Torres and Virginia Hern{\'a}ndez-Gea and J Bosch and Juan Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Pag{\'a}n},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={1584-92}
}
UNLABELLED Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG), the difference between wedged (WHVP) and free hepatic vein pressure (FHVP), predicts survival in patients with cirrhosis. It has been suggested for the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) value instead of FHVP to calculate HVPG when the difference between proximal FHVP (obtained at 2 cm from the hepatic vein outlet) and IVC (measured at the level of the hepatic ostium) is >2 mm Hg. However, there are no data supporting this recommendation. The… CONTINUE READING