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Monday, November 28th 2005

Put The Pieces Together

It is always fun when, in the same day, you study the abdominal venous system, learn about the consequences of portal hypertension, and then stumble across a recent article like this. Or maybe I’m just a dork.

Beta blockers help prevent hemorrhage from existing esophageal varices but don’t apparently provide a means to limit esophageal varices, for those at risk, in the first place.

I’m still not quite sure why bleeding from these things is so difficult to stop.