Regional and systemic hemodynamic disturbances in cirrhosis

Clin Liver Dis. 2001 Aug;5(3):617-27, viii. doi: 10.1016/s1089-3261(05)70184-7.


In cirrhosis of the liver there is an imbalance between factors mediating vasodilatation such as nitric oxide and factors mediating vasoconstriction such as endothelins. These imbalances result in portal hypertension, hepatorenal syndrome, portopulmonary hypertension, hepatopulmonary syndrome, as well as alterations in cerebral blood flow.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Collateral Circulation
  • Hemodynamics*
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis / physiopathology*
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • Renal Circulation
  • Splanchnic Circulation
  • Vascular Resistance