Prof. Sven Francque

Prof. Sven Francque

Prof. Dr. Sven Francque obtained his MD at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, in 1994 and was subsequently trained in internal medicine and in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium and at the Department of Hepatology of the Beaujon hospital, Clichy, France.

GETTING TO THE HEART OF NAFLD/NASH – THE CVD PERSPECTIVE (PART 3)

In this video, Prof. Sven Francque (Belgium) discusses how vascular mechanisms contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and how non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) contributes to cardiovascular disease (CVD). He also mentions that drugs used to prevent/treat CVD and NAFLD/NASH are safe and those that are used to prevent/treat CVD can have some benefits for NAFLD.
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5Th Global Nash Congress

This slides set presents a detailed review of vascular alterations in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and NASH cirrhosis delivered by Professor Francque, MD, PhD. He highlights that non-fibrotic non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is accompanied by a significant rise in portal pressure. Professor Francque, also explains the effects of intrahepatic vascular resistance increase in NAFLD. To the clinicians, he provides various patient studies, statistics and clinical data on the subject.
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NASH and NAFL: it is not only about liver but it is a complex inter-organ crosstalk in which adipose tissue dysfunction is an important driver of the disease.

In this Expert perspective video, Prof Sven Francque explains how to make the distinction between NAFL and NASH. This is important even though in clinical practice there is a continuum between the two. In the pathophysiology of NASH there is a complex interplay between different organs. Adipose tissue dysfunction is an important driver of disease.
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