Dr. Kusztal Maciej
The aim of the study is to screen patients with cirrhosis, which may lead to earlier diagnosing CCM and hyperdynamic syndrome with its consequences among them.
Methods: The study included 70 patients over 18 years old, with cirrhosis, caused by alcohol ([ALD], 22),
autoimmune (26), viral (9) other reasons (13), qualified for liver transplantation. 39 of them were
male. The median age was 47. We disqualified patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases. Each
patient had a 6-minute walking test (6MWT) done and hemodynamic monitoring using a non-invasive hemodynamic monitor device was also performed.
Basic group characteristic differs between the aetiologies of liver diseases. Median NTproBNP level was highest in the ALD group (253pg/ml) and viral group (177,5 pg/ul) compared to the autoimmune group (51
pg/ul) and other (114 pg/ml). Median QTc interval was more prolonged in patients with viral
etiology (456ms) and ALD etiology (441ms) than autoimmune etiology (422ms) and others.
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