Vascular Liver Disorders, Portal Vein Thrombosis, and Procedural Bleeding in Patients With Liver Disease: 2020 Practice Guidance by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Patrick G Northup*, Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagan, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Nicolas M Intagliata, Riccardo A Superina, Lara N Roberts, Ton Lisman, Dominique C Valla

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An overview of the current understanding of bleeding and thrombosis in cirrhosis. An evidence-based justification for bleeding risk assessment in patients with cirrhosis prior to invasive procedures, including current concepts in preprocedural testing and laboratory analysis and their role in predicting bleeding complications. An outline of established and recently identified risk factors for venous thrombosis in the portal and hepatic venous systems in both patients with and without cirrhosis along with thrombophilia testing recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages48
Early online date20-Nov-2020
Publication statusPublished - 20-Jan-2021

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