SAMUEL D. SPATT, M.D.; PHILIP ROSENBLATT, M.D.
It is the general impression of many physicians that hypertension occurs much less frequently in patients with portal cirrhosis than in the general population. This impression receives some support from the statement in Oxford Medicine1 that "in portal cirrhosis, the pulse is slightly quickened, the blood pressure, both arterial and venous, usually is low," and the statement in the book by Rolleston and McNee2 that "the blood pressure is low when the disease is active." However, there are not many references in the literature dealing specifically with the subject of hypertension in portal cirrhosis.
In 1943, Kirshbaum and Shure3 stated,
SPATT SD, ROSENBLATT P. THE INCIDENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN PORTAL CIRRHOSIS: A STUDY OF 80 NECROPSIED CASES OF PORTAL CIRRHOSIS(THE INCIDENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN PORTAL CIRRHOSIS: A STUDY OF 80 NECROPSIED CASES OF PORTAL CIRRHOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:479–483. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-3-479
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(3):479-483.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hypertension, Liver Disease.
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