Hepatopulmonary syndrome - A liver-induced lung vascular disorder

Roberto Rodríguez-Roisin, Michael Joseph Krowka

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Abstract

The hepatopulmonary syndrome is characterized by defects in oxygenation due to pulmonary abnormalities associated with chronic liver disease. Dyspnea and hypoxemia can be severe and often worsen in the upright position. Gross dilatation of the precapillary and capillary vessels occurs with ventilation-perfusion mismatch. The syndrome usually improves after liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume358
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2008

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Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
Liver Transplantation
Dyspnea
Blood Vessels
Ventilation
Liver Diseases
Dilatation
Chronic Disease
Perfusion
Lung
Liver
Hypoxia

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Hepatopulmonary syndrome - A liver-induced lung vascular disorder. / Rodríguez-Roisin, Roberto; Krowka, Michael Joseph.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 358, No. 22, 29.05.2008.

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