Portal hypertension: Introduction
Portal hypertension: Portal hypertension may be defined as a portal pressure gradient of 12 mm Hg or greater and is often associated with varices and ascites.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Portal hypertension is available below.
Symptoms of Portal hypertension
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symptoms of Portal hypertension
Treatments for Portal hypertension
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Portal hypertension: Complications
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Causes of Portal hypertension
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Disease Topics Related To Portal hypertension
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Portal hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Portal hypertension
Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is
an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms.
There are often four symptoms and conditions combined: ...read more »
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for people to die from...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack,...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,
whereas there are various less...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...read more »
Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis
of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension,
is often a...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The reasons are multifactorial....read more »
Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions
are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often
in child patients than in...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in...read more »
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Portal hypertension: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Portal hypertension: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Portal hypertension
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Research about Portal hypertension
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Clinical Trials for Portal hypertension
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Portal hypertension include:
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Clinical Trials for Portal hypertension
Statistics for Portal hypertension
Portal hypertension: Broader Related Topics
Types of Portal hypertension
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Definitions of Portal hypertension:
Abnormally increased pressure in the portal venous system, frequently seen in cirrhosis of the liver and other conditions causing obstruction of the portal vein.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Portal hypertension is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Portal hypertension, or a subtype of Portal hypertension,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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