Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate cardiac function with echocardiography in liver cirrhosis.
Methods: With purposive sampling 75 cases and 25 controls were taken in these studies who hadpresence of signs of free fluid on physical examination, and presence of signs of cirrhosis on USG abdomen in a tertiary care hospital during June 2006 to August 2007. All 100 patients were studied for the clinical profile, laboratory investigation, imaging study and 2D echocardiography.
Results: Mean pulse rate of the study group is 99/min where as 72.8/min for the control group. Mean blood pressure of the study group is 90.42mmHg where as 109.81mmHg for the control group. There is significantly higher QTc interval in cirrhosis cases as compared to control. The echocardiography results obtained in this study show significantly higher right & left atrial diameter in cirrhotic patients as compared to the control group.
Conclusion: In our study, no significantly difference is noted for ME, MA, ME/MA,DTC(mitral) between case and control group.(P>0.05)
Key words: ECHO, Cirrhosis, Liver, cardiac function