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Non invasive continuous hemodynamic evaluation of cirrhotic patients after postural challenge.
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PMID:  22567187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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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.
Authors:
Roberto Tarquini; Gianluigi Mazzoccoli; Fulvio Fusi; Giacomo Laffi; Gian Franco Gensini; Salvatore Mario Romano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of hepatology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1948-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Hepatol     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-08     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532469     Medline TA:  World J Hepatol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-53     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Roberto Tarquini, Fulvio Fusi, Giacomo Laffi, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, 50134 Florence, Italy.
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