Portopulmonary hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome: a clinician-oriented overview.

@article{PorresAguilar2012PortopulmonaryHA,
  title={Portopulmonary hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome: a clinician-oriented overview.},
  author={Mateo Porres-Aguilar and Jos{\'e} Trinidad Altamirano and Aldo Torre-Delgadillo and Michael R. Charlton and Andr{\'e}s Duarte-Rojo},
  journal={European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 125},
  pages={223-33}
}
Liver disease and portal hypertension can be associated with pulmonary vascular complications, including portopulmonary hypertension (POPH), characterised by an elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure secondary to an increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), characterised by hypoxaemia due to pulmonary vasodilatation and shunting. Although clear diagnostic guidelines exist for both conditions on the basis of echocardiography, right heart catheterisation and… CONTINUE READING
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