Left ventricular function assessment in cirrhosis: Current methods and future directions
Francisco Sampaio, Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar de Gaia/Espinho, 4430-502 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Francisco Sampaio, Joana Pimenta, Cardiovascular Research & Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
Author contributions: Sampaio F reviewed the literature and drafted the paper; Pimenta J reviewed the paper critically for important intellectual content; both authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Francisco Sampaio, MD, PhD, Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar de Gaia/Espinho, Rua Conceição Fernandes, 4430-502 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. email@example.com
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Received: April 27, 2015
Peer-review started: April 29, 2015
First decision: July 14, 2015
Revised: July 29, 2015
Accepted: October 13, 2015
Article in press: October 13, 2015
Published online: January 7, 2016