Which of the following statements regarding the cardiovascular changes found in cirrhosis is/are true?

1. Compensatory mechanisms for blood loss are decreased.

2. Ascites may cause hypotension.

3. The systemic vasculature may respond to vasopressin better than adrenergic agonists.

4. Decreased cardiac output occurs early in cirrhosis.

A. 1, 2, & 3 correct
B. 1 & 2 correct
C. 2 & 4 correct
D. 4 correct
E. All correct