Volume 7 Issue 2 (February, 2019)

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Incidence of Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy in patients of Cirrhosis
Harpreet Singh, Sukhminder Singh, Tarsempal Singh, Dania Kaur, Sapinderpal Singh

Introduction: Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CCM) is one of the complications of cirrhosis and is known to be the major cause of mortality and morbidity in liver cirrhotic patients. Early detection of CCM in cirrhosis is necessary for better outcome. Aim: To assess the incidence of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy in patients of cirrhosis and assess the complications apart from cardiomyopathy. Materials and methods: The study was conducted on 200 cirrhotic subjects (cases) who attended department in Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar. Patients diagnosed with liver cirrhosis depending on clinical evidence of stigmata of chronic liver disease and ultrasonographic coarse echo texture and shrunken liver irrespective of age, sex and aetiology were included in the study. Results: Amongst 200 patients of cirrhosis 64 were having cirrhotic cardiomyopathy that is 32%. Apart from cardiomyopathy148 patients were having ascites and 114 patients were having hepatic encephalopathy. Conclusion: Hepatologists should be aware of this silent entity and actively search for it because it is of major importance in the management of the cirrhotic patient as it contributes to the high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
Key words: Ascites, cardiomyopathy, cirrhosis, hepatic encephalopathy.

Received: 5 January  2019                                       Revised: 25 January 2019                              Accepted: 28 January 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Sukhminder Singh, house no. 35, nagina avenue, near arora market, majitha road, Amritsar.

This article may be cited as: Singh H, Singh S, Singh T, Kaur D, Singh S. Incidence of Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy in patients of Cirrhosis. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(2):52-57.

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