Portal Vein Thrombosis in Cirrhosis: Causes and Consequences

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Recorded On: 02/28/2017

This webinar will focus on the concept of coagulation in cirrhosis; pathophysiology, concept of a rebalanced coagulation state in cirrhosis and the consequences such as portal vein thrombosis. The management of PVT will be discussed.

Andres Cardenas (Moderator)

Dr. Andrés Cárdenas is currently a Consultant and Clinical Professor of the Institute of Digestive Diseases and Metabolism at Hospital Clinic and University of Barcelona. During his residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center, he became interested in advanced liver disease, further pursuing a Research Fellowship in Hepatology for 2 years at Hospital Clinic and University of Barcelona in Spain. He returned to Harvard Medical School and BIDMC for his Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Cárdenas is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His main expertise and research interests are complications of cirrhosis, interventional procedures in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension and biliary complications in liver transplant recipients.

Cristina Ripoll (Moderator)

Dr. Cristina Ripoll is currently an attending physician in the gastroenterology division of the internal medicine I department of the Martin- Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany. She did her GI and hepatology and transplant training in the Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid, Spain. She did a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University with Prof. Groszmann and Prof. Garcia-Tsao. Her main research interests are complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. She is currently the secretary of the portal hypertension SIG. 

Stephen H. Caldwell

Dr. Stephen Caldwell is a hepatologist specializing in a nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), including its relationship to so-called cryptogenic cirrhosis, ethnic and familial relationships and the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the disease. He and his colleagues pioneered work on cellular ballooning and the role of small fat droplets in NASH and have also worked extensively with cyanoacrylates in the treatment of gastric variceal bleeding. He is overseeing a number of treatment trials for NASH and related liver fibrosis and is closely involved with a network of physicians and scientists working with coagulation disorders in liver disease. In 1992, he joined the faculty at UVA, helping to develop the hepatology program. Now a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UVA, Dr. Caldwell is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Juan C. Garcia-Pagan

Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagán is a Senior consultant in Hepatology and Head of the Hepatic Hemodynamic section at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain and Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona.

He is currently sharing its clinical activity in the hospital with its clinical and basic research at the Institut de Investigacións Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) and is also member of the Centro para Investigación Biomédica en Red de enfermedades hepaticas y digestivas (CIBEREHD).  The main research of Interest are: Pathophysiology and treatment of portal hypertension in cirrhosis and of vascular disorders of the liver. He is currently the chair of the EASL-VALDIG (Vascular liver disease group) .

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Open to view video. Webinar hosted by the Portal Hypertension Special Interest group on February 28, 2017.