How is the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) determined in cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The HVPG is defined as the difference in pressure between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava. Thus, the HVPG is equal to the WHVP value minus the FHVP value (ie, HVPG = WHVP - FHVP). The normal HVPG is 3-6 mm Hg.


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