Hepatic venous pressure gradient
Hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement is a safe and minimally invasive method to indirectly measure portal vein pressure in chronic liver disease patients suspected of developing portal vein hypertension.
- diagnosis of liver fibrosis and risk stratification
- identification of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who are candidates for liver resection
- monitoring of the efficacy of medical treatment for portal venous hypertension
- assessment of progression of portal hypertension