Sildenafil therapy is associated with improved hemodynamics in liver transplantation candidates with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Gough2009SildenafilTI,
  title={Sildenafil therapy is associated with improved hemodynamics in liver transplantation candidates with pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Michael S. Gough and Richard J. White},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={30-6}
}
Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with portal hypertension occurs in about 5% of patients being evaluated for liver transplantation. Treatment is required to facilitate safe transplantation, and oral pulmonary vasodilators have yet to be prospectively evaluated for this disease. The objective of this study was to determine the hemodynamic outcome in a consecutive cohort of patients offered sildenafil as first-line treatment for portopulmonary hypertension. We identified consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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