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Portal hypertension

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

Treatments for Portal hypertension

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Portal hypertension?

Portal hypertension: Related Patient Stories

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

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Misdiagnosis and Portal hypertension

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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, but actually 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 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 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 more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, 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. Possible conditions include 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 more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the more »

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Portal hypertension: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Portal hypertension

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Clinical Trials for Portal hypertension

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Portal hypertension: Broader Related Topics

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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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