Echocardiographic abnormalities in cirrhosis & their correlation with severity of cirrhosis using Child-Pugh score among patients in a tertiary care hospital

Balde, Jagruti and Rao, Karthik N and Ballala, Kirthinath and Samanth, Jyothi and Shetty, Ranjan K and Patil, Navin and Avinash, A and Varghese, George (2016) Echocardiographic abnormalities in cirrhosis & their correlation with severity of cirrhosis using Child-Pugh score among patients in a tertiary care hospital. Indian journal of medical research, 144 (5). pp. 935-937. ISSN 0019-5340

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Abstract

Background & objectives: Child-Pugh score (CPS) is a widely used prognostic marker in cases of cirrhosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, the role of this score in the quantification of severity of PAH is not well studied. In mild cases, echocardiography is more sensitive. This study was done to assess the association between echocardiography and severity of cirrhosis using CPS.Methods: A cross-sectional study was done from April to June 2014 in 42 patients with cirrhosis using a pre-tested semi-structured interview schedule.Results: There was no significant association between echocardiographic changes and CPS in patients with liver cirrhosis.Interpretation & conclusions: Advising an echocardiographic evaluation may prove beneficial in patients of Child-Pugh Grades B and C. However, more extensive studies are required to confirm the same.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcoholic liver disease; Cirrhosis; Portal hypertension; Pulmonary hypertension
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 09:09
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 09:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153192

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