Flashcard 10 - Endocrine/​Hematology/​Gastrointestinal/​Renal/​Integumentary Flashcard Set for the CCRN


The correct answer is:

Portal hypertension


Portal hypertension occurs when obstructed or narrowed portal veins cause an increase in blood pressure to maintain blood flow through the liver. If the blood flow is restricted, the liver cannot function properly.

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