Portopulmonary hypertension in the early phase following liver transplantation.

  title={Portopulmonary hypertension in the early phase following liver transplantation.},
  author={Fuat Hakan Saner and Silvio Nadalin and Goran Pavlakovi{\'c} and Yanli Gu and Steven W. M. Olde Damink and Julia Gensicke and Nils R. Fruhauf and Andreas Paul and Arnold Radtke and Georgios C Sotiropoulos and Massimo Mal{\'a}go and Christoph Erich Broelsch},
  volume={82 7},
BACKGROUND Portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a severe complication of liver cirrhosis, which poses a high risk for postliver transplantation (LT) mortality. In most liver transplant centers, severe PPH is viewed as an absolute contraindication for LT, but recent reports challenge this. The purpose of our study was to determine the incidence of PPH, its influence on the 30-day mortality rate following LT and to determine the sensitivity and specificity of Doppler echocardiography and… CONTINUE READING


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