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Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Jul 8.

Significant reduction in heart rate variability is a feature of acute decompensation of cirrhosis and predicts 90-day mortality.

Jansen C, Chatterjee DA, Thomsen KL, Al-Kassou B, Sawhney R, Jones H, Gallego-Leon A, Lehmann J, Pohlmann A, Nickenig G, Strassburg CP, Andrié R, Jalan R, Linhart M, Trebicka J, Mookerjee RP

Heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced in cirrhosis and in conditions of systemic inflammation. Whether HRV is associated with cirrhosis decompensation and development of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is unknown.

PMID: 31286545