Cardiohepatic interactions – cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and cardiac cirrhosis
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Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
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Andrzej Prystupa   

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, Staszica 16, Lublin, Poland
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2015;9(1):79-81
Interactions between the heart and the liver have been under investigation for many years. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy characterized by hyperdynamic and hyporeactive circulation has been described in patients with advanced liver disease. Liver disease due to heart failure comprises acute hypoxic hepatitis due to reduced hepatic blood flow and congestive hepatopathy due to increased pressure within hepatic veins. Despite some specific characteristics, clinical presentation and treatment of cirrhotic heart disease and cardiac liver diseases are similar to the management of heart failure and liver cirrhosis of other origin.
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