Semin intervent Radiol 2018; 35(03): 153-159
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1660793
Review Article
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Clinical Assessment and Management of Portal Hypertension

Jacob Kibrit
1  Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
,
Ruben Khan
1  Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
,
Barbara H. Jung
1  Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
,
Sean Koppe
1  Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
06 August 2018 (online)

Abstract

The development of portal hypertension in a patient with cirrhosis portends a poor prognosis. Untreated or progressive portal hypertension has serious clinical outcomes, which are often fatal. It is important to recognize portal hypertension early to delay progression and to treat complications of portal hypertension as they arise. This review will focus on the clinical assessment and management of portal hypertension.