Cardiohepatic syndrome in patients with chronic heart failure

Authors: O. Ludka 1,2;  J. Hlásenský 1;  J. Špinar 1,2
Authors‘ workplace: Interní kardiologická klinika LF MU a FN Brno 1;  Mezinárodní centrum klinického výzkumu, FN u sv. Anny v Brně 2
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2014, 16(1): 21-24
Category: Cardiology Review


Heart failure is a major health problem of this century, with frequent repeated hospitalizations, deteriorated quality of life and worsened prognosis. Progression of heart failure is often characterized by an increasing inability of the heart to meet the metabolic demands of most organs. While the consequences of heart failure on renal function (cardiorenal syndrome) have been described many times, a comprehensive description of the impact of heart failure on liver function (cardiohepatic syndrome), including clinical presentation, biochemical profiles, and histological findings is still lacking in our literature, as is a description of the use of liver function tests as a prognostic marker in patients with heart failure.

chronic heart failure –  cardiohepatic syndrome –  prognosis


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