Cardiovascular Complications of Liver Disease
This state-of-the-art book concentrates in one volume our current knowledge on the cardiovascular complications of liver disease. This easy-to-read work provides a better understanding of the pathogenesis and consequences of portal hypertension and establishes a physiological basis for its pharmacological treatment. It examines the effect of liver disease on volume regulation, the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, and the processes involved in capillary fluid exchange. It includes a discussion on volume and sodium regulation, as well as atrial natriuretic peptide. It also covers the effects of different classes of drugs such as alcohol, sympathomimetics, diuretics, and hormones on the cardiovascular system in liver disease. This reference manual is an absolute must for all clinicians and researchers with an interest in the cardiovascular system in liver disease.
"...an excellent reference text on the systemic manifestations of portal hypertension and its underlying pathophysiology...we recommend this book to fellows and clinicians interested in the mechanisms of the many complications of liver disease. For researchers in this field, or those considering entering the field, this book is mandatory. "