Portal hypertension means there is high blood pressure in the portal vein. The portal vein is the blood vessel that brings all of the blood from the intestines to the liver. It supplies the liver with 75% of its blood supply and 50% of its oxygen. Pressure in the portal vein can be compared with a person’s normal blood pressure.
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