The portopulmonary hypertension: an overview from diagnosis to treatment

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.81

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  • Andrea Salzano Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • Domenico Sirico Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • Luisa Golia Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • Valentina Faga Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • Martina Flora Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • Eduardo Bossone Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital “Scuola Medica Salernitana”, Salerno, Italy.
  • Antonio Cittadini | antonio.cittadini@unina.it Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

Portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) refers to the condition of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in association with portal hypertension. Among patients with portal hypertension, reported incidence rates of POPH range from 2 to 10% and long-term prognosis in cases of- POPH is poor. Fundamental issues of management of POPH include identification of patients likely to benefit from liver transplantation (LTx) and treatment with specific pulmonary vasodilators before and after LTx. This review presents as an overview of the current knowledge on the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of patients with portopulmonary hypertension.

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2015-11-25
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Keywords:
portopulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, portal hypertension, echocardiographic screening, vasodilator treatment.
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Salzano, Andrea, Domenico Sirico, Luisa Golia, Valentina Faga, Martina Flora, Eduardo Bossone, and Antonio Cittadini. 2015. “The Portopulmonary Hypertension: An Overview from Diagnosis to Treatment”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 80 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.81.

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