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Liver disease 

Liver disease
Liver disease

Nina Vodošek Hojs

, Aftab Ala

, and Debasish Banerjee



Table 6.3.1 updated

Section on Other lipid-lowering agents has been updated

New row in Table 6.3.3 included

Table 6.3.6 updated

Anticoagulation therapy section updated

Updated on 29 July 2020. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 29 November 2021

Cardiovascular disease in patients with liver disease, previously uncommon, is rising because of an increasing incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and better survival of patients with viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis C. Liver dysfunction alters the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of many drugs, and hence careful use and dose adjustments are necessary. This chapter describes common cardiovascular conditions and the pharmacotherapy in patients with different liver diseases.

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