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What causes a big liver in constrictive pericarditis?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Constrictive pericar

Causes a decrease of inflow of blood into the right atrium and right ventricle so blood backs up into the liver.

In brief: Constrictive pericar

Causes a decrease of inflow of blood into the right atrium and right ventricle so blood backs up into the liver.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Passive congestion

High right sided pressures caused by the constiction cause blood pressue in the hepatic vein to be high, causing the liver to swell from passive congestion.

In brief: Passive congestion

High right sided pressures caused by the constiction cause blood pressue in the hepatic vein to be high, causing the liver to swell from passive congestion.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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