Analysis of Cardiac Profile in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis: An Observational Study
Analysis of Cardiac Profile in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
Background: Cirrhosis is defined as the histological development of regenerative nodules surrounded by fibrous bands in response to chronic liver injury that leads to portal hypertension and end stage liver disease.Studies suggested that underlying cardiac dysfunction precedes the development of Hepato-renal syndrome. hence; under the light of above mentioned data, we planned the present study to assess the cardiac profile in patients with liver cirrhosis. Subjects and Methods: A total of 30 liver cirrhosis patients were included in the present study. Routine haematological profile of all the patients was carried was assessed. Transthoracic 2 D echo with Doppler was done in all patients and parameters (Left atrial enlargement, Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction) were assessed. Liver disease was staged according to Child-Pugh’s score. All the results were compiled and analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Significant results were obtained while correlating the patients with left atrial enlargement and severity of liver cirrhosis. Also, significant results were obtained while correlating the patients with diastolic dysfunction and severity of liver cirrhosis. Conclusion: Cardiac parameters are directly correlated with the severity of the disease in liver cirrhosis patients.