LOUIS J. VORHAUS II, M.D.
Most physicians feel that hypertension is rare in patients ill with cirrhosis of the liver, and, in fact, that such patients tend to have lower blood pressure than otherwise healthy individuals of comparable age and sex. Several textbooks of medicine state this to be a fact. For example, in Oxford Medicine, the statement is made that "in portal cirrhosis, the blood pressure, both arterial and venous, is usually low,"1 and Rolleston and McNee,2 in their book, Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder and Bile Ducts, note that "blood pressure is low where the disease is active." Most other textbooks say nothing
VORHAUS LJ. BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS AND ABNORMALITIES IN CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:290–300. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-2-290
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(2):290-300.
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