Hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension.
Hosp Pract (1995). 2013 Apr;41(2):62-71
Authors: Restrepo R, Singer EF, Baram M, Restrepo R, Singer EF, Baram M
Hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension are 2 of many diseases that affect the lungs in patients with liver disease. The 2 vascular conditions are often confused. We review both hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension to better understand their pathophysiologies, clinical presentations, tools to aid in differentiating and diagnosing the disease states, treatment options, and influences on patient prognosis. We also consider patient viability for liver transplantation.
PMID: 23680738 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]