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Non-selective beta blockers in cirrhosis: time to extend the indications?

Authors: Dev Katarey, Rajiv Jalan

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In a cirrhotic patient, irrespective of etiology, the index decompensation represents a critical landmark in their disease progression. Life expectancy plummets with 2-year survival as low as 50% after the development of ascites, which also happens to be the most common decompensating event (1).

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