Treatment options for hepatorenal syndrome

What is the rationale for the various treatment options for hepatorenal syndrome?

Treatments for hepatorenal syndrome (mostly for AKI-HRS) are based on correcting the different aspects of pathophysiology of hepatorenal syndrome.

• Improving the effective arterial blood volume: Volume expanders

• Reducing arterial vasodilatation: Vasoconstrictors

• Eliminating portal hypertension: TIPS shunt

• Correcting liver dysfunction and portal hypertension: Liver transplantation


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