DAVID T. SCHWARTZ, M.D.
While the disappearance of arterial hypertension with the development of cirrhosis of the liver has been reported in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis (1) and in laboratory animals after carbon tetrachloride administration (2) or common bile duct ligation (3), the mechanism for this reversal has not been demonstrated. This study investigates the incidence and course of hypertension in patients with cirrhosis of the liver and determines the coexistence of other factors associated with changes in blood pressure that might indicate a mechanism of this reversal. The results suggest that, in cirrhotic patients with preexisting hypertension associated with renal abnormalities, blood pressure
SCHWARTZ DT. The Relation of Cirrhosis of the Liver to Renal Hypertension: A Review of 639 Autopsied Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;66:862–869. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-862
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):862-869.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hypertension, Liver Disease.
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