Vascular reserve in the lower limbs of cirrhotic patients: a duplex Doppler ultrasound study.

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AIM To evaluate femoral artery impedance at rest and during reactive hyperaemia. PATIENTS Study population comprised 11 cirrhotic patients without ascites, 10 with ascites and 16 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. METHODS Echocardiographic assessment of systemic haemodynamics; duplex Doppler ultrasound measurement of femoral artery pulsatility index… (More)

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@article{Villa2002VascularRI, title={Vascular reserve in the lower limbs of cirrhotic patients: a duplex Doppler ultrasound study.}, author={Giorgio La Villa and Giorgio Barletta and Dorico Righi and Marco Foschi and Riccarda Del Bene and Roberto Tarquini and P Pantaleo and Prof. Paolo Gentilini and Giacomo Laffi}, journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver}, year={2002}, volume={34 10}, pages={717-22} }