Echocardiographic abnormalities in cirrhosis & their correlation with severity of cirrhosis using child-pugh score among patients in a tertiary care hospital

Jagruti Balde, N. Karthik Rao, Kirthinath Ballala, Jyothi Samanth, K. Ranjan Shetty, Navin Patil, A. Avinash, George Varghese

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Background & objectives: Child-Pugh score (CPS) is a widely used prognostic marker in cases of cirrhosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, the role of this score in the quantification of severity of PAH is not well studied. In mild cases, echocardiography is more sensitive. This study was done to assess the association between echocardiography and severity of cirrhosis using CPS. Methods: A cross-sectional study was done from April to June 2014 in 42 patients with cirrhosis using a pre-tested semi-structured interview schedule. Results: There was no significant association between echocardiographic changes and CPS in patients with liver cirrhosis. Interpretation & conclusions: Advising an echocardiographic evaluation may prove beneficial in patients of Child-Pugh Grades B and C. However, more extensive studies are required to confirm the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Research
Volume144
Issue numberDECEMBER
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2016

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Echocardiography
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Fibrosis
Pulmonary Hypertension
Liver
Liver Cirrhosis
Appointments and Schedules
Cross-Sectional Studies
Interviews

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Echocardiographic abnormalities in cirrhosis & their correlation with severity of cirrhosis using child-pugh score among patients in a tertiary care hospital. / Balde, Jagruti; Rao, N. Karthik; Ballala, Kirthinath; Samanth, Jyothi; Shetty, K. Ranjan; Patil, Navin; Avinash, A.; Varghese, George.

In: Indian Journal of Medical Research, Vol. 144, No. DECEMBER, 01.12.2016, p. 935-937.

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