Russian Heart Failure Journal 2005year Hepatic injury in chronic heart failure


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Hepatic injury in chronic heart failure

Storozhakov G.I., Ettinger O.A.

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Hepatic injury in heart failure (CHF) develops in many cases. Hemodynamic and ischemic mechanisms of CHF-related hepatic injury are distinguishable. A variant of hepatic injury in patients with CHF is ischemic hepatitis (IH). Article analyses causes for development of IH and considers issues of diagnostics and differential diagnosis. A notion of other forms of CHF-related hepatic injury such as cardiac fibrosis and hepatic cirrhosis is also provided. Approaches to drug therapy in patients with CHF-related hepatic injury are presented.

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