Role of Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of portopulmonary hypertension in liver transplantation candidates.

@article{Torregrosa2001RoleOD,
  title={Role of Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of portopulmonary hypertension in liver transplantation candidates.},
  author={Mireia Torregrosa and Joan Genesc{\`a} and Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez and Arturo Evangelista and Antonia Mora and Carlos Margarit and Rafael Esteban and Jaime Guardia},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={572-4}
}
BACKGROUND Portopulmonary hypertension is a severe complication of liver cirrhosis that carries a high risk for posttransplantation mortality. We aimed at evaluating the utility of Doppler echocardiography in screening for portopulmonary hypertension in liver transplantation candidates. METHODS One hundred seven cirrhotic patients candidates for liver transplantation were studied by Doppler echocardiography and subsequently, by cardiac catheterization at transplantation. Two parameters were… CONTINUE READING

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