Non invasive continuous hemodynamic evaluation of cirrhotic patients after postural challenge

Roberto Tarquini, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Fulvio Fusi, Giacomo Laffi, Gian Franco Gensini, Salvatore Mario Romano

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Abstract

Aim: To assess whether Most Care is able to detect the cardiovascular alterations in response to physiological stress (posture). Methods: Non invasive hemodynamic was assessed in 26 cirrhotic patients compared to healthy subjects, both in the supine and standing positions. Results: In baseline conditions, when compared to healthy subjects, cirrhotic patients showed significantly lower values of dicrotic and diastolic pressures and systemic vascular resistance. While in the standing position, cirrhotic patients showed higher values of cardiac index, stroke volume index and cardiac cycle efficiency. When returning to the supine position, cirrhotic patients exhibited lower values of dicrotic and diastolic pressures and systemic vascular resistance in the presence of higher values of cardiac index, stroke volume index and cardiac cycle efficiency. Conclusion: Most Care proved to be able to detect cardiovascular abnormalities bedside in the resting state and after postural challenge in cirrhotic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Hepatology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Non-invasive hemodynamic
  • Posture
  • Pressure recording analytical method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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