Hepato-pulmonary Syndrome: Issues Of Pathogenesis, Diagnostics And Treatment

I.E. Baikova, I.G.Nikitin

Hepato-pulmonary syndrome: issues of pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment
The basis of hepato-pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in patients with chronic liver disease is intrapulmonary vasodilatation breaking arterial oxygenation. The concerns for pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of this pathology are discussed. There are many techniques such as contrast echocardiography and standard cardiopulmonary test for HPS diagnosis. Treatment of this condition consists in oxygen therapy and orthotopic liver transplantation, in severe hypoxemia especially.

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