Complicated esophageal varicose bleeding and myocardial infarction

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Variceal bleeding is one of the most important complications in the patients with liver cirrhosis and also has high morbidity and mortality. For this reason, primary prophylaxis and treatment modality of the variceal bleeding are very important. Many clinical and physiological factors are useful in predicting the risk of variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis. In this case report, an esophageal varice bleeding in a patient with end-stage
decompensated cryptogenic liver cirrhosis requiring 62 units of blood transfusion and its complications were discussed. Especially, the relation with myocardial infarction (MI) developing after bleeding was evaluated.

J. Exp. Clin. Med., 2013; 30:183-185


Cirrhosis; esophageal varices; myocardial; infarction; terlipressin

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