Cardiol Rev 2020 Dec 17. Epub 2020 Dec 17.
From the Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Diseases New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.
The heart and the liver display multifaceted, complex interactions that can be divided into cardiac effects of liver disease, hepatic effects of heart disease, and disease processes affecting both organs. In Part 1 of this 2 part series, we discuss how acute and chronic heart failure can have devastating effects on the liver, such as acute cardiogenic liver injury and congestive hepatopathy. On the other hand, primary liver disease, such as cirrhosis, can lead to a plethora of cardiac insults representative in cirrhotic cardiomyopathy as systolic dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, and electrophysiological disturbances. Read More