Role of echocardiography in detecting portopulmonary hypertension in liver transplant candidates.

@article{Cotton2002RoleOE,
  title={Role of echocardiography in detecting portopulmonary hypertension in liver transplant candidates.},
  author={Cynthia L Cotton and Sanjay Gandhi and Paul T Vaitkus and Malek G. Massad and Enrico Benedetti and Robert G Mrtek and Thelma E. Wiley},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 11},
  pages={1051-4}
}
Portopulmonary hypertension (PPHTN) is a recognized complication of end-stage liver disease that adversely affects the outcome of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). There are limited data on the role of Doppler echocardiography in assessing pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) in this population. The purpose of our study was to examine the accuracy of Doppler echocardiography in evaluating pulmonary artery pressures in liver transplant candidates. Clinical and demographic data were… CONTINUE READING

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