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Hepatic ischemia

  • Alternative Names

    Ischemic hepatitis; Shock liver


    Treatment

    Treatment depends on the cause. Low blood pressure and blood clots must be properly treated.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    Patients generally recover if the illness causing hepatic ischemia can be treated. Death from liver failure due to hepatic ischemia is very rare.


    Complications

    Liver failure is a rare but life-threatening complication.


    Calling your health care provider

    See your health care provider right away if you have persistent weakness or symptoms of shock or dehydration.