Prevalence of spontaneous portosystemic shunts in patients with portopulmonary hypertension and effect on treatment.

@article{Talwalkar2011PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of spontaneous portosystemic shunts in patients with portopulmonary hypertension and effect on treatment.},
  author={Jayant Talwalkar and Karen L. Swanson and Michael J. Krowka and James C. Andrews and Patrick Sequeira Kamath},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={141 5},
  pages={1673-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS We documented the frequency of large spontaneous portosystemic shunts in patients with moderate or severe portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) and determined the association between large shunts and response to treatment. METHODS We performed a retrospective case-control study of data from patients with mild (mean pulmonary artery pressure [MPAP], 25-35 mm Hg; n = 18), moderate (MPAP, 35-50 mm Hg; n = 45), and severe POPH (MPAP, >50 mm Hg; n = 16). Data were compared with… CONTINUE READING

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