Alcoholic liver disease electrocardiogram

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: M. Khurram Afzal, MD [2]

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An ECG may be helpful in the diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease. Findings on an ECG suggestive of cirrhosis include prolonged QTc interval.

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References

  1. Moaref A, Zamirian M, Yazdani M, Salehi O, Sayadi M, Aghasadeghi K (2014). "The Correlation between Echocardiographic Findings and QT Interval in Cirrhotic Patients". Int Cardiovasc Res J. 8 (2): 39–43. PMC 4058482Freely accessible. PMID 24936479. 
  2. Wehr M, Hess J, Noll B, Bode JC (1990). "[Cardiac findings in alcoholic liver disease]". Med. Klin. (Munich) (in German). 85 (11): 629–36, 681. PMID 2266911. 
  3. Braverman AC, Steiner MA, Picus D, White H (1995). "High-output congestive heart failure following transjugular intrahepatic portal-systemic shunting". Chest. 107 (5): 1467–9. PMID 7750353. 
  4. Carey EJ, Douglas DD (2005). "Effects of orthotopic liver transplantation on the corrected QT interval in patients with end-stage liver disease". Dig. Dis. Sci. 50 (2): 320–3. PMID 15745093. 



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