Connections Between Hepatic and Cardiovascular Disease

1st Edition - June 15, 2022

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  • Editors: Tatsunori Taniguchi, Samuel Lee
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128173947

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Cardio-Hepatology: Connections Between Hepatic and Cardiovascular Disease provides a direct relationship between the cardiac and hepatic pathologies providing the link between the heart and liver showing how liver-diseases predispose to impairment in heart functioning and vice versa. Considering the growing number of patients living (and living longer) with heart failure and/or congenital heart disease, it is important to know when and how to test for liver disease in this population, how to interpret abnormal test results, and what management is appropriate. Coverage includes what should be done for patients to limit, avoid, or postpone the impairment in the liver functioning induced by heart diseases and the impairment in the heart functioning induced by liver diseases, on the basis of scientific-exposed evidence and patho-physiology knowledge.This comprehensive, extended review of the medical literature is perfect for researchers interested in the connection between cardiology and hepatology as well as clinicians making therapeutic decisions for patients suffering from heart or liver chronic diseases.

Key Features

  • Reviews and discusses all current knowledge about the interactions between heart and liver pathologies
  • Provides guidance on current topics surrounding the assessment of the liver in heart failure
  • Presents important clinical cardiovascular assessments in cirrhotic patients


Researchers interested in the connection between cardiology and hepatology as well as clinicians making therapeutic decisions for patients suffering from heart or liver chronic diseases

Table of Contents

  • 1. Physiological connection between heart and Liver
    2. Epidemiology of liver diseases in heart failure
    3. Liver function tests in heart failure
    4. Histopathology of the liver in heart failure
    5. Hypoxic hepatitis and passive liver congestion
    6. Prognostic value of liver assessment in heart failure (including liver stiffness measurement)
    7. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (including hemodynamic change in cirrhosis)
    8. Congenital heart disease and the liver disease
    9. Fatty liver diseases and heart diseases
    10. Alteration in the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of drugs used for heart failure management in cirrhosis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128173947

About the Editors

Tatsunori Taniguchi

Dr. Taniguchi is a professor and cardiologist of the medical staff at the department of cardiovascular medicine at Okaska University Graduate School of Medicine in Suita, Japan. He is a member of The Japanese Circulation Society and The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine. He is the recipient of the 2014 Japan Circulation Society (Kinki Regional Scientific Meeting) Young Investigator’s Award and The Japan Society of Ultrasound Sonics in Medicine Prize for Encouragement.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Cardiologist of the Medical Staff, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan

Samuel Lee

Dr. Lee was born in Korea, but moved to Canada as a young boy. He graduated MD from Memorial University, Canada, and did residency training at University of Toronto (Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology) from 1978-83. This was followed by a research fellowship in hepatic hemodynamics at INSERM Unit 481 in Paris, France (Beaujon Hospital), 1984-87. He was a Visiting Scholar at Technion University, Haifa, Israel, for 4 months in 1987, and then joined the faculty of University of Calgary in 1988. He is currently Professor of Medicine (Hepatology), with research interests in cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis, and viral hepatitis. He has published >230 peer-reviewed scientific papers, >30 book chapters and edited a textbook on management of cirrhosis complications. He has won several awards for teaching and research including the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, the Canadian Association of the Study of Liver (CASL) Distinguished Service Award, 2015, CASL/CLF Gold Medal in 2021, and has lectured in >40 countries. He is a past-president of CASL and the International Ascites Club, and was editor-in-chief of Liver International from 2008-2013. He is chair of the steering committee for the Canadian HCV database registry CANUHC (Canadian Network Undertaking against Hepatitis C). He is currently Past-President of the International Association for Study of Liver (IASL).

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Gastroenterology, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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