Fulminant hepatic failure secondary to previously unrecognized cardiomyopathy.

S. Wiesen, K. R. Reddy, Lennox J Jeffers, Eugene R Schiff

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Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure is infrequently seen as a consequence of acute congestive heart failure. Recognition of this entity is important as treatment directed towards heart failure should help resolve the liver failure. A case of fulminant hepatic failure due to previously unrecognized cardiomyopathy is presented. A liver transplantation was being considered for fulminant hepatic failure until hemodynamic monitoring studies demonstrated that, in fact, the patient had severe cardiomyopathy. Treatment directed at his cardiomyopathy resolved the liver failure. Therefore, prompt recognition of such a phenomenon would enable early institution of appropriate therapeutic measures with the hope of clinical benefit to the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalDigestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland)
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1995

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Acute Liver Failure
Cardiomyopathies
Liver Failure
Heart Failure
Liver Transplantation
Therapeutics
Hemodynamics

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Fulminant hepatic failure secondary to previously unrecognized cardiomyopathy. / Wiesen, S.; Reddy, K. R.; Jeffers, Lennox J; Schiff, Eugene R.

In: Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland), Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.05.1995, p. 199-204.

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Wiesen, S. ; Reddy, K. R. ; Jeffers, Lennox J ; Schiff, Eugene R. / Fulminant hepatic failure secondary to previously unrecognized cardiomyopathy. In: Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland). 1995 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 199-204.
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