Table 2

Haemodynamic parameters

Basal PP PD Basal v PP PP v PD Basal v PD
CO (l/min)  6.3 (1.5)  6.5 (1.4)  7.4 (1.5)NSp<0.01p<0.01
RAP (mm Hg)  12.2 (6.1)  12.3 (6.7) 11.1 (6.6NSNSNS
MAP (mm Hg) 104 (12.4) 105 (10.3) 97.4 (10.5)NSp<0.05p<0.05
SVR (dyn s/cm5)1195 (202)1175 (236)953 (175)NSp<0.01p<0.01
FHVP (mm Hg)  20.5 (5.2)  22.9 (5.7) 14.4 (3.2)p<0.05p<0.01p<0.01
WHVP (mm Hg)  40.9 (3.8)  41.6 (7.3) 30.1 (5.8)NSp<0.01p<0.01
HVPG (mm Hg)  20.3 (6.2)  18.7 (4.7) 15.6 (4.5)p<0.05NSp<0.01
IAP (mm Hg)  23.1 (6.4)  24.9 (7.0) 10.3 (3.3)NSp<0.01p<0.01
  • Basal, values obtained at the baseline hamodynamic study; PP, values obtained at the postparacentesis haemodynamic study; PD, values obtained at the post-deflation haemodynamic study.

  • Basal v PP, comparison between basal and postparacentesis values; PP v PD, comparison between postparacentesis and post-deflation values; Basalv PD, comparison between basal and post-deflation values.

  • Values are mean (SD).

  • CO, cardiac output; RAP, right atrial pressure; MAP, mean arterial pressure; SVR, systemic vascular resistance; FHVP, free hepatic vein pressure; WHVP, wedge hepatic vein pressure; HVPG, hepatic venous pressure gradient; IAP, intra-abdominal pressure.