The hepatopulmonary syndrome.

G. A. Abrams, M. B. Fallon

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The hepatopulmonary syndrome occurs in subjects with chronic liver disease and/or portal hypertension who develop intrapulmonary vasodilation resulting in arterial deoxygenation. Clinical and basic science studies investigating the pathophysiology of HPS are presented. A diagnostic algorithm is provided using contrast echocardiography, the lung perfusion scan, and pulmonary angiography. Medical therapy and experience with liver transplantation are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-200, xiii
JournalClinics in liver disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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