Nicardipine increases hepatic blood flow and the hepatic clearance of indocyanine green in patients with cirrhosis

Juan Carlos García-Pagán, Fausto Feu, Angelo Luca, Mercedes Fernández, Pilar Pizcueta, Jaime Bosch, Juan Rodés

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Abstract

The present study investigated the hemodynamic effects of nicardipine, a new calcium channel blocker, and placebo in 14 patients with cirrhosis. Sixty minutes after nicardipine administration (20 mg orally; n=8), there was a significant increase in hepatic blood flow (25±21%; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-796
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hepatology
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Hemodynamics
  • Liver
  • Portal hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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