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Cardiac Cirrhosis


  • Here, a report is presented on 5 cases with a variety of problems.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • These defects when undiagnosed during childhood, present in adulthood with symptoms of right heart failure. We describe a case of uncorrected ostium primum atrial septal defect that presented as liver failure in a 43-year-old woman.[journals.lww.com]
  • In this study we present two female patients with congenital heart defects treated with the Fontan procedure who survived into their third decade, and developed hepatocellular carcinoma in the setting of cardiac cirrhosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The AFP was significantly lower in patients with cardiac cirrhosis (3.66g/dl) as compared to non-cirrhotic patients (4.31g/dl, p CONCLUSIONS: We presented the first fluid characterization of ascites in patients with cardiac cirrhosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Easy Bruising
  • Easy bruising. Poor concentration and memory. Bleeding oesophageal varices. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Signs [ 3 ] Physical signs are variable and depend upon the extent of disease. Cutaneous features of cirrhosis include: Jaundice.[patient.info]
Weight Gain
  • gain, abdominal distention, striae, inverted umbillicus patient care of pt with ascites I&O, sodium restrictions, diuretics (combination of sparing/wasting), bedrest, paracentesis, daily weighs, measurements of abdominal girth why do cirrhosis patients[quizlet.com]
  • gain 2 kg within 3 days : consult the doctor Monitoring potential side effects (e.g., hypotension caused by ACE inhibitors, hyperkalemia caused by aldosterone -antagonists, sensitivity to sunlight caused by amiodarone ) Travel restrictions: Include most[amboss.com]
  • D: These clients typically have ascites and edema so experience weight gain. 4. A client diagnosed with chronic cirrhosis who has ascites and pitting peripheral edema also has hepatic encephalopathy.[nurseslabs.com]
Non-Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • […] due to cirrhosis Advanced cirrhosis Bacterial portal cirrhosis Capsular portal cirrhosis Cardiac cirrhosis Cardiac portal cirrhosis Cardituberculous cirrhosis Chronic hepatitis C with stage 3 fibrosis Chronic hepatitis c, stage 3 fibrosis Cirrhosis - non-alcoholic[icd9data.com]
Loss of Appetite
  • Chronic hepatitis: fatigue, discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain (right hypochondrium). Associated with thyroid disorders. Additional tests The diagnosis is clinical, and is based on patient consultation and physical examination.[mediktor.com]
Hepatojugular Reflux
  • Further distention of neck veins may be elicited with application of pressure over the right upper quadrant for as long as 1 minute (ie, hepatojugular reflux).[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Heart failure (heart cirrhosis): oedema, dyspnoea, fatigue, anorexia, dilated jugulars (jugular ingurgitation), coughing, hepatojugular reflux, heart murmurs and an enlarged liver.[mediktor.com]
Diastolic Murmur
  • The Graham Steell murmur of pulmonary hypertensive pulmonic regurgitation is a high-pitched, blowing diastolic murmur beginning with a loud P2 and continuing through most of diastole.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Hepatomegaly Hepatomegaly is common, usually presenting as a firm, hard liver. Elevated hydrostatic pressure within the hepatic veins and the peritoneal venous drainage system causes cardiac ascites.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • However, moderate congestion causes right upper quadrant discomfort (due to stretching of the liver capsule) and tender hepatomegaly. Severe congestion leads to massive hepatomegaly and jaundice.[merckmanuals.com]
  • However, moderate congestion causes right upper quadrant discomfort (due to stretching of the liver capsule) and tender hepatomegaly. Severe congestion leads to massive hepatomegaly and jaundice .[msdmanuals.com]
  • […] ascites albumin gradient and high ascitic protein Cardiac ascites Cirrhotic ascites after diuretic treatment 14 Congestive liver fibrosis (CLF) and Congestive cirrhosis (cardiac cirrhosis CC) Diagnostic testing Clinical Triad 1.Right heart failure 2.Hepatomegaly[powershow.com]
  • […] status, may have mild right upper abdomen discomfort, 10% to 20% have jaundice, physical examination May have congestive heart failure performance, including jugular vein engorgement, hepatic jugular venous return syndrome positive, most patients with hepatomegaly[healthfrom.com]
Liver Palms


  • The diagnosis of CHF is based on clinical presentation and requires an initial workup to assess disease severity and possible causes. The initial workup includes measurement of brain natriuretic peptide levels, chest x-ray, and ECG.[amboss.com]
Right Pleural Effusion
  • There is also a right pleural effusion, ‘P’. Image (b) shows an abnormal appearance of the liver. You’ll notice that it is diffusely enlarged, and has a very nodular margin rather than its usual smooth border.[svuhradiology.ie]
Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Increased
  • artery pressure Increased preload ; : ventricular volume overload Consequences of systolic and diastolic dysfunction Forward failure : reduced cardiac output poor organ perfusion organ dysfunction (e.g., hypotension, renal dysfunction) Backward failure[amboss.com]
Enlargement of the Spleen
  • […] of the spleen Modest elevations of ALT, AST, LDH, r-GT,ALP, T-Bil small decreases in albumin levels Liver function abnormalities are most commonly seen in patients with a cardiac index lt 1.5 L/min per m2 (up to 80 of cases) In general, these enzyme[powershow.com]
Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • An electrocardiogram can demonstrate arrhythmias and ischemic changes as well as suggest right ventricular hypertrophy. An echocardiogram is an important test to evaluate the underlying cause of congestive hepatopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Ischemic Changes
  • An electrocardiogram can demonstrate arrhythmias and ischemic changes as well as suggest right ventricular hypertrophy. An echocardiogram is an important test to evaluate the underlying cause of congestive hepatopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Liver Biopsy
  • , in the prothrombin Time and platelets and other indicators permit, but also feasible liver biopsy.[healthfrom.com]
  • Background And Aims : A method for assessment of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis without the need for a liver biopsy is desirable.[pubfacts.com]
  • […] content, and high serum ascites albumin gradient, along with refractoriness of ascites to diuretic treatment that contrasts with resolution of peripheral edema with diuretics Esophageal varices and splenomegaly may also be present Portal flow studies Liver[powershow.com]
  • Fig. 2 A liver biopsy histopathology slide demonstrating classical features of cardiac cirrhosis.[gastrohep.com]
  • Assessment of Fibrosis and Cirrhosis in Liver Biopsies An Update. Medscape Today News from Semin Liver Dis. 2011;31(1):82-90. [On-line information]. Available online at . Accessed August 2012.[labtestsonline.it]


  • Keeffe, gives you quick reference to the most recent diagnostic and treatment options for patients with liver disorders.[books.google.com]
  • Treatment Treatment of cardiogenic cirrhosis Department of Gastroenterology Surgery Internal Medicine Treatment: drug treatment supportive treatment Treatment cycle: 3 months Cure rate: 30% Commonly used drugs: twenty - five flavored turquoise tablets[healthfrom.com]
  • BACKGROUND: Staged palliative surgical procedures have been an effective treatment of complex congenital heart defects.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Treatments can include medications and surgery, depending on the underlying cause of the heart failure and the patient's general level of health. If early damage to the liver has occurred, treatment should prevent increases in severity.[wisegeek.com]
  • […] edema with diuretics Esophageal varices and splenomegaly may also be present Portal flow studies Liver biopsy 15 Congestive liver fibrosis (CLF) and Congestive cirrhosis (cardiac cirrhosis CC) Treatment no prospective studies Similar to heart failure[powershow.com]


  • The prognosis of cardiac cirrhosis depends on the prognosis of the underlying cardiac abnormality.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • No evidence that CC worsens the prognosis of patents with CHF The mortality rate is determined by the severity of the underlying cardiac disease 16 Hepatic acinus Zone 1 periportal region Zone 2 Zone 3 perivenular region[powershow.com]
  • Offer your liver transplantation patients the best prognosis and follow-up with the latest information on outcomes and the management of complications.[books.google.com]
  • Read More Risk and Prognosis of Acute Liver Injury Among Hospitalized Patients with Hemodynamic Instability: A Nationwide Analysis.[pubfacts.com]
  • What goes into making a heart failure prognosis? matthewc23 Post 1 I think it would be awful to be diagnosed with cardiac cirrhosis. As if having chronic heart problems wasn't enough, this would just be something else to have to worry about.[wisegeek.com]


  • Abstract Hepatocellular carcinoma has been commonly associated with multiple etiologic factors including hepatitis B and C, alcoholic liver disease, and more rarely congenital metabolic liver diseases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • CT and MRI evaluations of cardiac and hepatic conditions also can be used to determine etiology of the clinical presentation. Due to common signs and symptoms of the biliary disease, imaging evaluation should be considered.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Approximately 1 year after ablation, he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of congestive etiology (cardiac cirrhosis) and is currently listed for combined heart-liver transplantation. Conclusion.[atcmeetingabstracts.com]
  • Introduction Etiology Prevention Complication Symptom Examine Diagnosis Treatment Basic Nursing Introduction Introduction to Cardiac Cirrhosis Cardiogenic cirrhosis, chronic congestive heart failure caused by recurrent.[healthfrom.com]
  • […] heart Hepatopulmonary syndrome Portopulmonary hypertension Pericardial effusion in cirrhosis Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy High output failure caused by intrahepatic arteriovenous fistula in the noncirrhotic liver Cardiac and hepatic disorder with joint etiology[powershow.com]


  • Epidemiologic characters, serum laboratory values, and fluid characteristics were directly compared between the groups.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Prolonged hepatic congestion eventually leads to liver cirrhosis. [2] Epidemiology The prevalence of cardiac cirrhosis is hard to determine because this condition can be asymptomatic or the diagnosis can be missed because of other causes of liver injury[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • References: [2] [3] Epidemiological data refers to the US, unless otherwise specified. Etiology The three major causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus.[amboss.com]
  • Epidemiology It is difficult to estimate the exact prevalence of cirrhosis, as previously undiagnosed cirrhosis is often found at post-mortem.[patient.info]
Sex distribution
Age distribution


  • Abstracts Objectives: Cardiogenic ascites has been well described regarding its pathophysiology and fluid characteristics in prior literatures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Despite a developed pathophysiological link between cardiac cirrhosis and the Fontan procedure, there are very few reports describing the occurrence of HCC in post-Fontan patients.[atcmeetingabstracts.com]
  • Etiology Causes of cardiac cirrhosis include 1 : ischemic heart disease: 30% cardiomyopathy: 25% valvular heart disease: 25% restrictive lung disease: 15% pericardial disease: 10% Pathophysiology Fibrosis bridging between central zonal regions can occur[radiopaedia.org]
  • Similarly, it is more frequent in males as they also have an increased risk of developing heart failure and subsequently cardiac cirrhosis. [3] [4] Pathophysiology There are several mechanisms which create unbalance in the circulatory system and will[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Pathophysiology [ edit ] CT appearance of liver in congestive hepatopathy, sometimes referred to as a nutmeg liver. Due to congestion, contrast does not flow through the liver in a normal manner. Axial and coronal images in the portal venous phase.[en.wikipedia.org]


  • Prevention Cardiogenic cirrhosis prevention Mainly to prevent myocarditis, prevention and treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.[healthfrom.com]
  • If early damage to the liver has occurred, treatment should prevent increases in severity.[wisegeek.com]
  • […] function, (4) to prevent or resolve gastrointestinal bleeding, and (5) to provide adequate nutritional intake and a positive nitrogen balance.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Close monitoring of cardiac output is important to prevent ischemic hepatitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Therefore, the goal is to treat symptoms related to the cirrhosis and to prevent any further liver injury.[verywell.com]

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